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Old 05-30-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Help with response to friend...

So......... I'm at a friend's this afternoon, and my ds is playing with her kids. My friend's dd punched my ds - and then my friend took the girl into the bathroom and spanked her. I didn't know what to say Shame on me...

What would you have said???
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help with response to friend...

Way back when my DS was, oh, 7 months old or so I had a similar experience. I wasn't too sure about discipline issues yet, but knew that I didn't buy into spanking. Friend was Ezzo, all the way. Her DS was a year older than mine, so he was around 18 months. She spanked him for *almost* kicking my DS, for not listening to her 'no'. I asked her if she saw the irony in the spanking and said that we had to leave. I wasn't going to help set up her son for spanking.
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