Debra - posted on 12/19/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Okay, so it was earlier this year, Noah was 8 and Sam was 6.
I had to go shopping at the shopping center for birthday presents and had no one to babysit for me, so I had to take the children along. They both know to behave in public and Noah was being very well behaved as he usually was. But while shopping, Sam continued on and having a tantrum over seeing a doll that she wanted.
I asked Sam to stop and warned her that we were here for gifts and not to shop for ourselves, but Sam persist still. I then warned her once more that if she continued again, we would go to the bathroom.
I thought she had stopped but very quickly started asking for something else and getting another tantrum, so I took Sam by the hand to the bathroom but they were all occupied. I took Sam down onto a bench next to the toilet, put her over my knee and spanked her on her shorts while Noah stood with the trolly.
So I ask for your opinion, is spanking your child in public like this okay?