Meagan - posted on 07/01/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Why do people feel like it's ok to comment on how you choose to discipline (or not discipline) your child? I was talking to a friend earlier about why I don't really let people watch my son. I told her how I really don't know too many people who could watch my 15-month-old son & even if I did I don't trust too many people. I went on to tell her how I will let people watch my son but for no longer than 2 hours just because you never really know how well you can really trust the person watching your kids. I've read too many news reports about babysitters shaking people's kids or "trusted" family members beating the children. I've also seen people who aren't the parents spank or yell at someone else's child. I said that some of the people I know have diff. views on discipline than I do & that's another reason. I personally don't like when someone else besides me or my b/f tries to discipline my son because he is OUR responsibility. Yes if my son is doing something wrong then he needs to be reprimanded but other people I know scream at their child or just spank them. I'm not against spanking but no one touches my child & I sure as hell don't want someone screaming at him. I remember a time when we were at a relatives house & my son touched their stereo & before I could even open my mouth 3 people literally screamed at him! I let them know that he's just a toddler (though that doesn't excuse it) but he's gonna touch stuff & if they don't want it to be touched to put it up where he can't reach it. So she was like "so if I was watching him & he did something bad I'm supposed to just let him get away with it?" I don't think she meant it to be rude but that's how I interpreted it. It's not that I'm gonna let him get away with everything (trust me he never does) but I believe the discipline should only come from me & my b/f. I don't get why people see fit to question that...am I wrong?