• as long as it involves you directly, like if a kid hits you, tell them that hitting is wrong. if the parents get upset, too bad, its not your fault their kid is out of control. parents need to take responibility for their kids, if not, then its up to someone else to teach them right from wrong.
  • Very much depends on what it's for and how you do it. In most cases, no... but for very young children, when done with kindness, to protect the child from harm, and to assist the parent... it's generally acceptable... ;-)
  • I get paid to discipline other people's kids. So when I'm on my own time, I avoid getting involved if at all possible!
  • Nope ...guess it's a bad idea :) !
  • I feel that if they are in your home and the parents do nothing than yes. I mean come on... aint no way I'm allowing someone kid(s) to come in my house and tear my things up and have the parents just sit there looking stupid. I'll use hands on training in a New York minute.
  • Yes, which is why I never leave the house without an extra belt.
  • No. What is up with people wanting to control what everybody else does? Woryy about yourself and your family.
  • No, i dont think its anyone’s responsibility but the parents.
  • If the kids were in a public place and harming others or causing a nuisance which interfered with others' peace, yes. However, the discipline must be rational and discreet----a few admonishing words and logic----that their bad behavior is harming others, is sufficient. Reasonable, mature, verbal discipline, in a low, gentle voice, not yelling at the kid. If the parent(s) get mad, THEY are unreasonable, for they are not doing their jobs as good parents.
  • I think it okay to discipline a child and help him correct his behavior. It takes a village to raise a child. Discipline, deosnt beat the shit out of them, it merely means: 1. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement. 2. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control. 3. 1. Control obtained by enforcing compliance or order. 2. A systematic method to obtain obedience: a military discipline. 3. A state of order based on submission to rules and authority: a teacher who demanded discipline in the classroom. 4. Punishment intended to correct or train. 5. A set of rules or methods, as those regulating the practice of a church or monastic order. 6. A branch of knowledge or teaching.
  • You shouldn't discipline other people's kids, but it's all right to speak to the parents about their kids behavior. You might get some dirty looks, but it also might make them think about it.
  • Verbally explaining proper behavior might not be too bad but anything else might be angering the parents. SO unless you have permission or know the kids, or have some sort of authority over them, it's best to keep it to direction and not discipline in most cases. But training a child to do what is right is fine, but nothing physical.
  • NEVER speak to a parent about their parenting methods, especially in front of the kid. Kids are smart and they'll take advantage of knowing the fact that "adults can't get along". If anything, speak up in a firm but fair way to the child and explain to him/her why his/her behavior is inappropriate. Furthermore how it is disruptive and hurting their parent(s) as well as themselves.
  • I'd say it depends on your position in the child's life and the parents' opinion on it. If you're their aunt/uncle/cousin/grandparent/babysitter and the parents don't mind, then go for it. A random stranger's kid in the supermarket? I wouldn't suggest going there.
  • kids and the parents.............
  • I wish it was okay!
  • No. That is the parent's job, after I discipline them for being crappy parents.
  • If you know the kids yes but if by discipline you mean smacking, NO

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