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Do you think grandparents.....

should spank grandchildren? I have never spanked one of my grandchildren, nor would I let anybody spank my kids. What's your take on this?


Asked by HappyGirl44 at 4:51 PM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Relationships

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Answers (15)
  • I don't think kids should be spanked ever period.

    Answer by older at 5:00 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • I think grandparents should discipline as the parents ask them too.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:54 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • No, grandparents should not spank their grandchildren IMO

    Answer by elizabr at 4:52 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • no

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:53 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • if you do not spank them, & the grandparents are, & you dont want them to need to tell them so. i know elderly can be set in their ways, but these are your children. just because they're a grandparent-they dont have the right. Id let them know..'hands off my kids'!

    Answer by hellokitty1978 at 4:56 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • It depends on if the parents allow it or not, I wish my mother would to be honest - I hate how disrespectful my kids can be to their grandmother and its because she allows them to get away with it.

    Answer by momof2inCT2007 at 5:00 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • No.  My dad doesn't babysit my children and I would definitely not be okay with him spanking them.  My mother, if she were alive, would be a different story.  She believed in talking EVERYTHING out and rarely spanked me so no, I would not be upset if she spanked one of my children.  My hubs parents, not even close.  They wouldn't dare.  They both think that I am too easy on my children and think that I should spank all the time so again, my kids don't stay with them because they have no respect for my parenting and would spank my children in a heartbeat.  Sorry, you asked a simple question and I ranted, lol.  :)


    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 4:58 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • My Mom watches my daughter just as much as I do b/c I work full time. I allow her to do whatever she feels fit. She doesn't like to spank and will only do it in very extreme situations. But my Mom know that I trust her judgement and she lets me know if she has to do this, which has maybe been twice.

    Answer by genagina at 5:05 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • No. I don't spank my children, so it definitely isn't okay with me if anyone else does it. I believe a well-deposited swat on the bottom has its time and place, but I personally have never felt the need (yet...maybe...)

    Answer by misses_nick at 5:18 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • No.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 5:20 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

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