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when your relatives babysit, do they have your permission to spank your kids ?


Asked by gwen20 at 7:20 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • No. As a general rule we do not spank at all. My kids have been spanked maybe a dozen times between them. We choose other methods of discipline which any of our care givers are aware of and encouraged to use.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:22 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • NO! i dont spank my kids and no one else has permission to spank my kids relatives or not (no one watches my kids anyways ecept thier gparents) Now if they are missbehaving they can "disciplin" them but it would be like a time out.

    Answer by Cherriemama831 at 7:30 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • It depends on what my child did. If she ran out into the street then yes. If she didnt pick up her toys..NO. It depends on the circumstances. I trust both sides to use their judgement wisely. Hopefully they wont let me down!

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:22 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • No. I never would let any babysitter, relatives or otherwise, spank the kids.

    Answer by elizabr at 7:23 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Mine are grown, but the answer was NO. I didn't spank my kids, and I didn't want someone else spanking them. If they felt they needed to be able to spank, then they didn't babysit my kids.....

    Answer by ohwrite at 7:27 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • The only family I would trust to spank my children are in In laws (the grandparents). Everyone else...nope. I don't trust that anyone else would know the proper time to use a spanking. I think others in my family might spank out of frustration instead of punishment.

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 7:29 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • No. They were encouraged to discipline as needed but spanking was never included. I rarely spanked my boys..byt if they got was from only us. My Mom used to stand them in the corner and they hated that. They soon learned they couldn't push Grammas buttons either.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:34 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • ~*Hell No*~.... if I don't spank my kids do not think anyone else is...

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 7:36 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • Nobody has permission to hit my child. Ever.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 7:40 PM on Feb. 3, 2011

  • No, no one spanks my kid, or else I file assault charges.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:27 PM on Feb. 3, 2011