We had a nice good discussion brewing at the end of hte last topic. It's one I want to follow up on at some point, though it hasn't quite gelled into a topic in mind yet. Something about the responsibilities of leadership or learning to be a leader. Anyway, I'll let that one marinate for awhile.
In the meantime, let's talk about maintnance spankings. I'll define them loosely as spankings that serve some disciplinary functin, line reinforcing the respective roles, but aren't to punish or correct specific behavior. But, that is just my definition. Do maintenannce spankings play a role in your relationship? What are the positives and negatives?
I will lead off by saying we don't use them, at least intentionally. I've always been concerned that they would send a mixed message, transforming a spanking that for us is supposed to be about punishg behavior, into something else. Now, there sometimes is such a delay between the act and retribution that the spanking feels more like maintenance than correcting a specific offense, but we're working on that.
So, tell us about your experiences or thoughts on maintenance spankings. And have a great week.