I got my first comment today - thanks Amie! That encouraged me to write more because I realized maybe people are reading this.
I read this in a book today.
"There is so much harshness in the world. Don't let your children hear any of it from you. It is all right to turn them on end for a spanking now and then, but don't be harsh with them."
Meanwhile, we are trying to teach W. (1yo) that the cat's tail is attached for good no matter what he does. P. (3yo) is on the opposite end and won't let anyone touch the cat and insists on Baghera going everywhere with him.