Parents disciplining children in public.

United States
June 2, 2009 5:09pm CST
Have you ever seen a child's parent discipline them in public? How do you feel about that? If you don't believe that a child should be disciplined in public then what would be your alternative?
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4 responses
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
Personally, I hate to see children scolding in the street by their parents. It should be done in private with limitation. Kids have feelings that are vulnerable and young emotions that would be greatly affected and might cause them not to be successful someday if the parents will keep on hurting them in front of many people. What should parents do in public is show some love, affection and appreciation so kids will be more creative, kind, and independent 'cause they will have faith in themselves by doing so.
• United States
3 Jun 09
I do agree with you to an extent. But what would you do for those children that take advantage of that kind of love and kindness once they realize the are not going to receive punishment as soon as they did something wrong. But you do have an interesting viewpoint, because I wasn't thinking in terms of the child's emotional side. Thanks for that =)
@babykeka80 (2003)
• United States
2 Jun 09
I am all about parents disciplining period. I don't care where it is at anymore. I work for a restaurant and I cannot believe how some children behave in public. I have a 1yr old that behaves better than most toddlers and even some school aged children. I don't see why they should not discipline in public. I think its worse when they don't discipline at all. As long as the parent is not down right abusive then disciplining should not be a problem no matter where it takes place.
• United States
3 Jun 09
Great point, and I totally agree with you.
• United States
3 Jun 09
depends on the form of discipline that the parent does. i have 4 kids ages 14,11,10,1 so i have my hands full. now do i think you ought to spank your child in public NO i don't. i don't spank my kids at all there are otherways to discipline a child without hitting them, however i do believe that it is ok to be in publc asnd discipline your child if they are acting up then they should be punished, you can always make them sit in a time out, or not let them do things. one time we were at walmart and my 10 yr old threw a fit over not getting a toy he wanted. i took my cart to customer service said i'll be right back took him home with his step father and the other kids and myself went back to walmart a finished what we were doing. i wouldn't let him go to the store with me for at least a month. you can control your kids if they no that you are serious. another example is we went somewhere to like putt putt had one that acted up, so the next time i got someone to watch him and we went out he didn't like it but he didn't act up after that.
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
Definitely and I think it is sad that parents do not do it in private. Since I have a 4 year old already and I do u nderstand that there are times that you cannot stop yourself from getting mad but its just not nice to show people. I try to be discreet when disciplining my son because its also a persona your showing people on how you treat your children. What I do is i bring my son to a place where there are no people around so that he would listen attentively unlike scolding them in front of other people.