As Violet has gotten older and wiser, she's begun to take advantage of my reticence to spank her in public. She knows that I hesitate, and sometimes am fearful of the Public Eye on my training activities, so she throws fits, cries louder than ever, and ignores my commands. It was particularly exasperating today when we were shopping for clothes, and I was in a dressing room, 3' x 3' wherein every cry she emitted echoed largely throughout the entire back half of R*ss. *sniff* Poor me! I was whispering threats through clenched teeth, and she would howl back at me, "No spaaaankin's!" I got a zillion dirty looks when I walked out with her in tow, tears smeared down her cheeks, sniffling piteously.
Anyhow, my week spent with Laurie made me wonder why I am so afraid of spanking my child in public. Laurie is an excellent disciplinarian, consistently cheerful, matter-of-fact, and pauses training for nothing and no where (not even the Children's Museum, where tantrums reign supreme). I was slightly in awe, and asked myself to wake up and question myself. Why was I so afraid?
I went online and googled what, exactly, the spanking laws are in my state.
I found this useful site
My heart was put at ease, for I certainly do not ever plan on burning, shaking, cutting, or restricting the breathing of my child. :) Spanking the buttocks of my biological daughter is not an illegal activity in my state of residence! I am sooooo relieved! I shall continue my training of her precious soul completely at ease, without any fear of nosy Liberals calling up CPS and reporting me. :D