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Thursday, September 17, 2009

What the heck is wrong with people????!!!

http://www2.nbc4i.com/cmh/news/crime/article/woman_allegedly_spanks_someone_elses_toddler_in_store/23240/

Have you seen this? A woman spanked another woman's child in a Salvation Army. They did not know each other and nor did she have permission to spank the child! Another man a few weeks ago was arrested for spanking a child in the face inside a Walmart. He did not know the child but apparantly told the mother "you either shut him up, or I will!"

What the hell is wrong with people? I have a BIG problem with this. Why do people think they have ANY right to touch another person's child. That right is only given to the parents! God holds parents accountable for the children, not society! Seriously, there are so many other ways to deal with any child, that you should NEVER EVER IN A MILLION YEARS even threaten to spank someone else's child! In all of my years working with kids, I have thought "if only that child just got one good spanking on their little butt!" Or "that parent really should spank him one!" But, never have I ever threatened it or done it. I have never had to. Usually kids respond really good to me and I just have to give them that look and they stop (for a while anyways). It bugs me when people say that they spank someone else's child. (Don't worry, I won't name names. LOL) My answer is "FIND ANOTHER WAY!" Leave the parenting up to the parents! Enough said.

3 comments:

Miss Erica said...

Hi. I got your blog from my mom- I guess she met you on cleft advocate? Anyway, I have a daugher w/a cleft l/p too. I guess we just miss each other @ children's hospital. anyway, I enjoy reading your blog. It's nice to know we are not alone in our journey!

Oh and you have such beautiful children!

Katie81 said...

I saw both of those stories...don't even want to think about what my reaction would have been if some stranger laid a hand on my kid. Jail would probably be involved

Embarking on a New Journey said...

Katie- I agree! Hal and I were talking about it and I don't think I would have stood back to watch even if it wasn't my kid!