If You Know What I Mean
I seriously doubt his behavior "improved" was due to your spanking and I find your use of spanking in this case very odd. Spanking is typically and usually used right after a problem... not at much later time but hey - I'm not the one raising him.Yes. When my step son was 5 he was sent home early because he punched his teacher. I spanked him for it. I set him down and I told him I was going to punish him for unacceptable behaviour because I love him. After I spanked him, I hugged him and made him promise he would NEVER do that again. Then, he had to write a letter of apology. His mother did not spank him and was chastised by her entire family for not spanking him (one of the reasons he punched his teacher and was unbearable to deal with - he did other stunts similar BEFORE I started to spank him). After the spankings started for unacceptable behavior, his counselor at school noticed a drastic improvement in his behaviour. That is "spanking". It is not "whooping the tar outta em".
she basically does and that is a fact. have you raised one from Day 0 to end (usually age 21)? You said you're happily divorced which means you're no longer raising that stepson.Yes. By claiming another parent has more "knowledge" than any other parent is "preaching"
To say that you're as qualified as parents giving birth to one and raising one to the end..... I'm sorry but
lol. Even I wouldn't say such thing and I would be asking them for advice all the time.