The last couple of days have been very frustrating parent wise. Yesterday Pat and I went on a field trip with Brook's class as chaperones. We went to the IMAX and watched Sharks then toured the Aquarium. Everything started out pretty good and then a stranger came and possessed our dear sweet Brook. When asked what was causing her to act the way she was she responded that it was because we were ignoring her. Later on she gives me big time attitude and lip at TaeKwonDo and I spanked her.
Now today she gets taken to principal's office for the second time this week. She decided that it was okay to put glue on a little boy's water bottle. He did not know and drank it and got sick. Her excuse because I am mean. Me. She does not know how mean I can be if I allow myself. For endangering someone else she got another spanking. She is grounded and will not be spending the night with her friend on Friday. She has to buy the little boy another water bottle and write a letter of apology.
I know there are many of you that do not believe in spanking. I do believe in it. I do not use it as a regular means of punishment. I do not leave bruises or welts. I do not use a belt. I do not spank when I am angry. Yes, I have read all the studies on the pros and cons of it.
I am fairly certain of why she is acting out and there is nothing that I can do to change the reason. I am hopeful that a unified front will cause this stage to pass faster.