That's the only sane and safe way to spank a 6 month old. If ya gotta, ya gotta.
I can have have a pretty good idea of how hard I'm hitting someone.
I can only guess as to how much it hurts them.
If the spanking doesn't cause pain, I don't consider it abuse.
I wouldn't even call what you are describing "spanking".
Claim confirmed:I'm also skeptical about the claims you make regarding the learning abilities of 6 month old babies.
There are many, many studies that show the same. There's also billions of parents that would agree.
You don't have kids, do ya?Babies do learn a lot, but they aren't going to learn the purpose of this action or how they should respond to it. At most, it's a distraction. It might make some babies quit crying sometimes, as well as countless other distractions would.
Spanking them isn't about stopping them from crying, it's about teaching them discipline and boundaries.
That's a vague definition. I gave you a few examples of other types of negative reinforcement.Huh?
Negative reinforcement is punitive. You do something bad, an authority does something bad to you.