This post is a little Rainbows and Unicorns so you'll just have to deal. It's no shock to most that the last few months Mason has started to be a wee bit aggressive, i.e. lots of hitting and an occasional bite here and there. Well, I decided to change my approach to parenting and stop spanking and strickly inforce time-outs for 3 minutes. No judgement here if spanking works for you, but it was clearly not working for us. It's been a month since the last spanking went down and Scott and I have noticed a signficant change in his behavior. Today we ventured out to a playdate that I have pretty much avoided like the plague for fear of Mason being labeled "that kid" and y'all he was such a dream child...no hitting, no aggressive behavior and I only had to tell him once to stop doing something and my baby would listen. I'm so proud of him and I make a really big deal out what a great job he's doing and I get the biggest cheese smile and wet kiss in return. So today I feel like a successful parent who may have a little bit of an edge up on this 3 year old.
Hmmm...I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mother and native Texan. I've been married to my best friend and love of my life for over 5 years now. In 2008 we added to our family when our precious son was born in July...Mason Charles. I never dreamed being a mother would be this amazing. Just watching him experience all of his first have been unbelievable...and we're just getting started!