Kimbeley - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Okay, two little scenarios - one real, one imagined...
The real one... we have a child at daycare who I know for a fact is smacked at home. When he hits other children at daycare, I'm not quite sure what to say... I can't say "we don't hit it's not nice" as I feel like I'm saying that their parent isn't nice. I can't say "we don't hurt our friends" because he gets hurt by his parents. How do I word it so that I'm not contradicting what his parents do at home? (The fact that smacking is illegal in NZ is a point I won't even go into lol).
The imagined one... Blake is very quick to tell off anyone who hits (eg other children at daycare). Now I have friends who are pro-smacking (again, lets ignore the fact that it's illegal), and I'm just wondering how I'm going to handle it when the day comes that they smack their children in front of Blake and he turns around and tells them off for it! Especially if we are in their home - I don't feel that I can tell them off for disciplining their child in their home (even if it is in a crap way) but at the same time I won't contradict Blake if he tells them "no hitting" because in my opinion that's correct!
Just a few things to think on!!!