My parents spanked us when we were younger but we have chosen NOT to spank our children ( I dont have a problem with other people spanking THEIR children but we have decided its not right for us and use other methods of discipline) Well we were at my parents house for the fourth.. my son was stomping on the floor and my mom asked him to stop... he told her no.. Instead of putting him on time out (she didnt even TRY IT!!) she told him come here.. when he did she SPANKED HIS BUTT! I was right there and got very upset at her. If she didnt want to discpcilne him the way we do it she could have asked me to do it and i gladly would have put him in time out for not listneing but she didnt.. she spanked him right in front of me and claimed it was right as a grandmotehr cuz she feels timeouts dont work.. for my son they do.. We ended up leaving early.. i was told i was overreacting.. just want other opinions..thanksAnswer Question
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 9:36 PM on Jul. 5, 2009
If she knew that you don't spank then no she should have not spanked him. I spank my son but I don't like it when my mom spanks him. I think that it should be the parent's responsibility, not the grandparents. I would just tell her that you want to handle all of the discipline issues and if he is acting up then to let you know so you can take care of it.
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