How are you celebrating??
07/04/2013 at 00:08 AM

Finally tomorrow is the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States of America. Also its going to be an off day and everyone would be free- if everything goes fine, we would go on a picnic with some yummy home cooked food packed. What are you planning to do to celebrate the occasion?

You will find the issue of spanking very controversial in this forum and you may like to look at some of the older threads in regards to it. I personally don't spank and it would be thought outrageous if I did considering I am an Early Years Practitioner. Each to their own methods. Your children are older now however so that should make it easier to discuss things with them and negotiate. Punishments as you have said can be grounding, and also removal of privileges, , monetary punishment (taking away pocket money etc) try talking first.