I should have said in my experience :laughing:I don't know for our situation. I think it's mostly just different. Depending on the offense, I'll usually just drop with them for pushups or burpies. Mom will beat their asses faster than I will. I'm not opposed and will as well on occasion, but I figure if I can do something that benefits them physically as well, win-win. Overall, my kids are really well behaved, but I recognize that they need play time or I have to be on them a lot - which sucks for all of us. Even #4 listens... she just figures out loop holes. :mad3:
As an aside, my oldest is one of the few in her class that can make it 50 yards in the wheel barrow race and #2 kicks ass on the monkey bars. :laughing:
Easiest way to cure pain in my experience is to say playtime is over, time for bed. Pure fucking magic.
Spanking isn't the only way to discipline. I think you're on the right track with physical labor over pain. My 2 older kids are swimmers and soccer players. They can usually outlast the other kids in their classes when it comes to stamina. Most of their friends have no rules when it comes to video games and internet play. My #3 is smart (line the others) but less physical when it comes to sports, but she is very regulated on video games and Internet use like the older 2. She just loves playing board games and being creative more than she likes sports. Our 4 th loves physical games, and being creative as well. She seems like she may be our most active. Might be the most intelligent too, can count to 13 proficiently, and does her ABC right along with you at only 2 1/2 years old.