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I spank the kids I babysit for ...... and the parents....UPDATE TO CLEAR UP A FEW THINGS

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Question: Would you take your child to a daycare that spanked them?




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Update: I had alot of the same questions so here are a few answers...I am not licensed as I am not required to be in the state I live is only illegal to spank children if you are licensed, I have consulted an attorney. Out of the five children in my care two have been here for three years, two have been here for two years and one has been here a year and a half. I have these children for 50 to 70 hours a week, most weekends, sometimes overnight, and often work 6 to 7 days a week. I got lucky having today off. If these children are going to spend that much time with my family then I am going to treat them like family. I have them when they are sick so their parents dont have to take time off work, I have taken them to appointments, and I take them to do fun things like the movies, swimming, the park, museums, and zoos. Of the five children I have only spanked the two that have been here for three years. The last time I spanked one of them it was two weeks ago and that was actually done because his mother told me to...he threw a metal car at his little brothers head and cut it open. His brother hasnt been spanked in several months. So no I am not an angry violent person who wants to spank small children. I am a person who provides care in an environment where the children are treated as my own are. I attend these kids birthday parties, spend time with them and their families just as they spend time with mine. I know all of the parents fairly well and dont hesitate to call,text, or email them and let them know that their child has acted up and what the punishment has been. We are all working to together to raise happy, healthy, well behaved kids.

know about it and accept it. I run a small inhome daycare. I only accept five children at a time. I cater to those parents that work long hours, have low income, and dont have anyone else to rely on. I have a very low turnover rate and rarely have any openings. I make it very clear in my ad and during the interview that I am a strict disciplinarian who believes in corporal punishment when need, respect of elders, manners, and being kind to others. If the parent that I am interviewing doesnt have the same parenting style as myself then I let them know right away that I dont think it will work out. I dont use spanking for a first time offense or even a second offense and not for every little thing. It has to be something major. I will lay the child across my knees and swat their bottom three times with my hand. I  do not spank any child under the age of two or anyone past the kindergarten age. I have all of the parents sign a release and agreement form for this type of punishment. I let the parents know that I treat their child just as I do my own. I hug them, play with them, cuddle them, comfort them, teach them, and discipline them just as if they were mine. I am very reliable and honest and have never had an issue with a parent in the five years that I have been doing childcare in my home.  I usually have a waiting list a year long and rarely need to advertise due to word of mouth. So would you leave your child in my care?

Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM


Quoting Anonymous:

I don't hit my kids like that so I sure as hell wouldn't let a daycare provider do it.

When you wrote that you cater to low income and people that basically have no one to rely on ie. desperate people, do you use that fact to justify what you do knowing that they have no other options? 

 No I do it because I have been there and want them to have someone who is reliable and caring....I actually very rarely spank the children although they know it is an option which is usually enough...out of the five kids I currenty care for I have only spanked two they are brothers who have been in my care for three years and are more like familoy now...they often stay the night or go on family outings with us...they are three and five

by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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if i knew you personally not going to send my child to a daycare that spanks but any family and firends that watch her know i want them to spank her if she needs it

by Ruby Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Absolutely not a chance in hell. Lay a finger on my child and there would be BIG problems.

by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

 No. I would have too little control over your "corporal punishments" to be okay with it.

by Anonymous 5 on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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Yea i would. Bc kids have to learn they will get in trouble across the board. Parents these days are too willing to let their little snowflake turn into a huge fucking baby and brat. I remember years ago when parents wanted their kids to be polite and respectful.
by Ruby Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:26 AM

If the parents agree then that's their business.

My concern would not be so much with spanking, but WHEN you spank them.

If they build and detonate a thermonuclear device that devastates all of the midwest, yes, spank them.   Spank them good.

by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM
It has nothing to do with trust. I am the parent; as such I and DH are the only ones allowed to spank my child. They are allowed to take away privileges; timeouts etc; but not spank. My parents would never try either; in our family only parents of the child spank; not aunts, not uncles not grandparents

Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Mommy2b2many:

Um... No... I don't plan on spanking my own child. And I would never allow a babysitter to do so. If those parents want to allow that; fine. I personally wouldn't even be okay with my parents or best friend spanking my child.

 So you dont trust your own parents?

by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM


by Anonymous 6 on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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I don't care what state you live in, or if the parents say it's okay to spank their kids. It's NOT LEGAL in any state for a paid provider to physically discipline a child.

You're crazy.

The parents are stupid.

And if you're just trolling and this is for real, than good luck with Karma, becasue what you're doing is wrong and illegal. 

by Ruby Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 10:27 AM

while i dont have a problem with spanking,i would not want a babysitter or daycare to do so..

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