ANSWERS: 30
  • what do u think? thats child abuse, and who the hell spanks kids anymore. do u spank your children
  • parent condoned abuse..no I dont think so..spanking teaches children that violence against your loved ones is necessary and useful at certain times..this is the worst possible lesson..
  • Yes...But only if the kid did something wrong.. But personally,i'd rather take care of my children myself with my wife..You know the stories in indonesia,about the babysitter put some sleeping drugs inside the baby's milk,or babysitter who left the child alone inside the house while she went shopping and the child ended up crying all day till i heard his voice and bring him into my house..The bitch didn't even lock the door..How sick??
  • No, I do not believe that is a valid way of teaching children to behave. In my experience it is simply a way to force them to hide their misbehavior.
  • Only if it was a close family member, like my mom or my sister. I don't trust people enough.
  • No, I wouldn't spank my children, I'm not about to let a babysitter assault them.
  • no. There is a time out chair or corner for them to stand in. No need for actually hitting my kids. (you don't mess with my chicks!)
  • No. It is not a babysitters job to lay a hand on my (eventual) children. It is my job as an (eventual) parent to discipline my children, not some random teenager, or a neighbor.
  • We have a deep trust in our babysitter, and she knows we very rarely spank. I trust she knows our parameters, and would trust her to make that decision if the situation warranted it. So far, she has never had to do this yet in 3 years (our children have confirmed this.)
  • I would not allow anyone else to spank my children. A babysitter may not have the same principles or standards I have in order to make the same judgement I would as to whether my child deserved to be spanked
  • No. I don't believe in that sort of punishment.
  • i would not let ne one but me and my husband spank my kids. no because i dont beleve in spanking cause the time out chair teaches them nothing i was spanked as a kid and i am not a violent person but i would not let ne one spank my kids!
  • No. Spanking is illegal where I live.
  • while I am a big believer in spanking, a baby sitter who would spank knowing the risks to her as a child care provider is a little too agressive because for a spanking to work it must hurt. however as long as she promised not to let him win, if she used my favorite punishment, human straight jacket. however if he beligerantly screams at the top of his lungs, I could see being fine with a light slap or flick to the mouth done for shock effect NOT pain infliction. followed by some form of reinforcement (like human straight jacket)
  • No, only if it's a family member I can trust, but she can spank me.
  • Definately not. If children have to be spanked at all, it is the parents only who should administer it and no one else.
  • NO WAY! time out chair works great
  • Hell no!! I would see this as assault, this would be a legal matter or if i could not control myself i would kick their butt..lol
  • No. Even though we hopefully trust our sitter, we would not allow her to spank our child. There are many other ways to discipline a child and we would instruct her on what we prefer she do ... time out, etc.
  • Never. I'll take care of that, if i feel it's needed
  • I don't believe in spanking. It is child abuse, plain and simple. I would not tolerate anyone spanking/hitting/slapping my child ever for any reason. I would not hire such a person to care for my child. An adult bully..just what your child needs to feel safe! Happy Wednesday! :)
  • No because the babysitter is not related so therefore will not care as much as you as the parents and can do some real damage.
  • Sure... But only if I got to beat the baby sitter's ass as soon as I got home.
  • If my kid is out of line, I don't care who puts them back in their place. I would hate it if I had to watch a kid, and the kid knew I couldn't touch them, so they acted really bad. I mean, a time out is pretty lame, and if the kid laughs at that, then what do you do? I would only be comfortable with the babysitter having the right to spank if I knew they wern't abusive about it of course, but why would you let someone watch your kid if you didn't trust them?
  • only if the sitters were grandparents...or one of my sisters or brothers...we all have a code,treat them as ur own, if we can't we won't keep them..only had 1 neice i refused to keep at 3 yrs old..so did her paternal grandparents...she was very defiant at 3!!! i did not spank, too upset with her ,just called her mother to come get and i would not keep her anymore becuz she refused to mind....my sister asked why I didn't spank her? i said spanking wasn't going to do it, and why don't u? u have allowed her to continue the bad behavior.....
  • No. Actually, there would be only a rare, or not ever, reason for needing to do so. But if I thought there might be a reason, I'd handle it like this: When giving instructions to the babysitter before leaving, I would have the children there to hear. I would tell the babysitter that if the children did anything wrong, or acted up in any way, to either call me, or let me know as soon as I get home...and I will definitely take care of it. The kids would know EXACTLY what I was saying...and what I meant!
  • No. That's not the babysitter's job. It's mine.
  • I have and, indeed, I do, allow a babysitter to spank my children, within certain guidelines. I have two girls, 9 and 7, and when they are being babysat, I expect them to behave. The sitter is a 19 year old from our church, and I trust her. She knows she is allowed to spank them, hand to skirt only, hard enough for it sting, but not to really hurt them. The girls also know that if the babysitter has to tan their bottoms, Mommy is NOT going to be happy when she gets home.
  • No way, I'm not a fan of people who spank their children, but if it is really necessary it would be me who spank them and not my babysitter. ;-)
  • No. I deal with displine when I get home, I dont trust anyone else to deliever displine.

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