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Himum79 Wed 27-May-20 10:22:52

Looking for advice I’ve just failed the 1st stage of adoption, has I had said I’d smacked my own child on the top of her arm has a natural thing in the past.

Then the social worker said come back when u have practiced not to do it in the future

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Azaziel Wed 27-May-20 10:27:36

Can you understand why they failed you? Your ‘natural’ reaction is to smack a child if they’re naughty?

2Kidsinatrenchcoat Wed 27-May-20 10:53:39

I’m not sure what advice you’re looking for? Take some parenting classes, work on anger management and gentle discipline techniques.

Cassimin Sat 30-May-20 16:30:51

Would you think hitting your partner was ok, or them hitting you?
Hitting is a definite no no

june2007 Sat 30-May-20 16:40:26

Could you try with a different agency? I know adoption agencies are strict. How about fostering?

Cassimin Sat 30-May-20 20:51:43

I’m a foster carer with an agency and if you said you hit your child there is no way you’d get through the assessment.

PabsyPops Sun 31-May-20 22:33:51

I am a social worker and saying you would smack a child is HUGE no no!! You need to think about what other behaviour management techniques you would use as smacking is not appropriate chastisement!

Aquamarine1029 Sun 31-May-20 22:36:09

Are you actually surprised you failed your assessment?

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