They don't listen to you, perhaps for good reason RR, you experienced it with your own kids because of your fault alone! Your sons don't respect you, they probably only flatter you to earn your approval, or because they fear otherwise, or feel guilty. In what way do they respect you?<quoted text>
A little slap on the hand is spanking. A little pop on the mouth is spanking. What's the big deal?
Not usually, which is why your comment of "you can talk to your kids instead of spanking them" doesn't always add up...
True. But what if they don't listen to words? Again and again and again? pop.
Bullshit. My boys have respect for me and I for them.
Don't confuse the topic, it's not like I beat my kids with a "switch" every single day of their lives. I haven't had to spank them for over ten years. They're good kids.
They are good kids, so leave them alone!