Whether it’s ever ok to discipline someone else’s child is one of the thorniest parenting topics around. So it’s no surprise that the debate has been reignited once again online by a mum seeking advice from other parents.
The blogger illustrates how trick the topic is to navigate with two personal anecdotes about instances that have happened with her own children. In the first experience Constance discusses a time when she stepped in to ask a child to behave in the absence of finding her parent. The little girl had first kicked her son, then thrown sand into his eyes, before slapping her son’s friend and Constance felt she had no choice but to intervene.
The public tantrum is something every parent dreads but would you want a stranger disciplining their children? [Photo: Giphy]
Earlier this week we revealed that smacking children in the UK could be banned if a UN inquiry ruled in favour of making the parenting practice illegal. As part of an ongoing research into British parenting, a new survey by Voucher Codes Pro?of 2,186 British parents has revealed two thirds of them admit to believing in the concept of smacking their children, but only a third (35%) have actually used the method. The most popular forms of discipline used by parents is the naughty step, followed by being sent to their rooms and the increasingly popular putting children on a tech ban.