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    Question: If both biological parents are present and active in a child's life is it appropriate for a step-parent to spank?

    I am not asking if spanking is appropriate. This is a question for parents. If you have no children, you can't possibly understand the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common-Tater View Post
    Question: If both biological parents are present and active in a child's life is it appropriate for a step-parent to spank?

    I am not asking if spanking is appropriate. This is a question for parents. If you have no children, you can't possibly understand the question.
    I am absolutely NOT comfortable with a step parent spanking a child.
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    I agree, a step-parent should NEVER spank a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierHelen View Post
    I am absolutely NOT comfortable with a step parent spanking a child.
    Quote Originally Posted by Graygleam View Post
    I agree, a step-parent should NEVER spank a child.
    Was just curious if I was out of line by being upset that my ex-wife and her husband think it is appropriate for him to spank my son. My son also says they use a belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common-Tater View Post
    Was just curious if I was out of line by being upset that my ex-wife and her husband think it is appropriate for him to spank my son. My son also says they use a belt.
    Ask a cop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciusBeebe View Post
    Ask a cop.
    Got to FP roaming and had to bring up this oldie but goodie a couple times over. But anyway say the unruly child was wearing the belt,again,if that child was wearing the belt and spinning around an friends experience after a Cop advised them that as long it is BELOW the belt,even when out in public. But that was years ago though makes sense to me like that poem of,Author unknown:Never hit a child in the face because God made a better place
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common-Tater View Post
    Was just curious if I was out of line by being upset that my ex-wife and her husband think it is appropriate for him to spank my son. My son also says they use a belt.
    Find a way to put a stop to it before it goes any further you rarely get do overs to protect your child.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common-Tater View Post
    Was just curious if I was out of line by being upset that my ex-wife and her husband think it is appropriate for him to spank my son. My son also says they use a belt.
    People that use belts on children may wind-up explaining it to Child Protective Services. If your son is telling the truth, they could be in big trouble, IF it is leaving marks. Also, if there are marks or bruises, or welts, you are, by law, required to report it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graygleam View Post
    People that use belts on children may wind-up explaining it to Child Protective Services. If your son is telling the truth, they could be in big trouble, IF it is leaving marks. Also, if there are marks or bruises, or welts, you are, by law, required to report it.
    The problem is there are no marks. It's his word against theirs. And they are denying it. If I push it without evidence, I'm the one the law will go after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common-Tater View Post
    Question: If both biological parents are present and active in a child's life is it appropriate for a step-parent to spank?

    I am not asking if spanking is appropriate. This is a question for parents. If you have no children, you can't possibly understand the question.
    Formerly having used spanking as a punishment, I now have to say.
    Spanking is not appropriate for anyone, I now realize the only thing
    that spanking teaches is that if you feel you are in the right Abuse of someone else is ok.
    I was even spanked once in 5th grade by a principal and all that I remember from
    it is pure hatred for the fact that he felt it appropriate to strike me. That was over 40 years ago
    and I still despise that man. So maybe before anyone strikes out they should stop and consider
    the long term implications of their actions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common-Tater View Post
    I am not asking if spanking is appropriate.
    Yeah, you basically are.

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    I'm not yet a mother although I have children which I took care of. They are my two little cousin's ages 6 and 4. Their mom just left them on my mothers care, since both their parents left for a work abroad and I assist my mom too. Even though they are hyper active I keep on understanding since they are little kids. I do
    disagree on spanking children.

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