We witnessed an incident in the store today that resulted in a boy about 4 receiving a spanking. The kid deserved it in my humble opinion, and it was not at all overboard on the part of the mother. An older woman confronted the poor mom trying to control her son and said she was going to call the police, which seemed total overboard to me.
I know everybody doesn't agree with spanking, but should there be a law that spells out what's permittable so parents can make their own choice without strangers attacking them? Has anybody been confronted like this where somebody REALLY called the police?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:32 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Parenting Debate
Answer by older at 6:33 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by worriedmommy600 at 6:34 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by gumby11883 at 6:35 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
There are laws in some states. My state allows it. Physical forms of discipline may be used as long as there is no physical injury to the child. Secs. 19-7-5/ 19-15- 1/49-5-180.[Ci.] Parent or person in loco parentis reasonably disciplining of a minor has a justification for a criminal prosecution based on that conduct. Sec. 16-3-20.[Cr.]. Link.
Answer by But_Mommie at 6:36 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
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Answer by Sky_Mom at 6:40 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 6:41 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
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