Hi, I'm a childminder and I would never smack the minded kids or my own kids in front of mindees or their parents for fear of giving out the wrong message. I only smack my own kids very very occasionally and would always rather try to discuss things rather than smack, I always feel ashamed as I have smacked out of temper rather than anything else .
But I don't want this post to sound like I condone smacking at all! As a childminder I have a Discipline Policy which states I would never smack the children in my care.Your c/m should have something like this too.Maybe you could ask if she has any policy documentation? Her discipline policy should be in there....maybe you could take it from there!
don't know if it is antional but in our local authority childminders are not allowed to smack...my view would be that if you rely on smacking your own kids/grandchildren to discipline them then how do you have the skills to discipline minded children without resorting to smacking. i would be concerned too Popsycal
I am a childminder and NO we are not allowed to smack
If I disappline DS it is for him to sit on the stairs That works for us a family.
I am shocked that she did that in front of you
do you think she was embarressed?
It could have been that she was stressed about that you had seen her GS behave like that in front of you towards minded children. That you may worry that he is horrile to them all the time. THAT DOES NOT EXCUSE IT BTW.