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I hate yelling but it seems to come to that so often. THe problem is that my husband will threaten with a consequence 100 times and not ever follow through. "You'll lose your toy", but it doesn't happen. He thinks the whole following through is nonsense. He's also from another country where when he was a kid he got the flip flop on his butt. I tried the spanking thing but it doesn't work. Our son is 5 1/2 and an only child who begs constantly for someone to play with....although in the morning before work and school there isn't time, even though I try to get up earlier and at least give a few minutes here and there. And believe me, in though he evenings and weekends it's all about him, where we neglect our own work to make sure at least once of us if not both are playing wit him.
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