Kylie - posted on 07/27/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
someone posted a conversation on disciplining other people's children. I started to post a comment and it turned itself into a new question so I want to ask this
Should I be angry if someone smacks my child......
the reason I ask is this - when my eldest son was about one he was playing with a cuboard door which he knew he wasn't allowed to touch. My brothers girlfriend who is now 18 smacked him, not knowing I was only a few steps behind her. now When I disciple my boys I always get to their level and at such a young age (because they are still learning) firmly say no or Oh oH and remove them from the situation and destract them. I was absolutely furious as I, their mother can not even smack my boys myself, nor would I do that to anyone elses child. So I spoke to my brother as I did not want to approach the girl myself.
To this day nearly 2 years later this girl takes it upon herself to "act as mum" and jump in when I am trying to, or on my way to discipline my boys, who are relatively well behaved anyway.
At the same time I know us mums dont see everything but I would prefer people to tell me so I can deal the situation the way I see fit
Would love to know other peoples opinions on this....