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Mother sacked for smacking own child at work ♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29429 posts
1st May '13

I'm curious to know opinions. NOT about whether spanking/smacking is right or wrong, but about whether its appropriate to do in a childcare center to your OWN child.
Do YOU believe she was right or wrong to smack her own child in her childcare centre?



http://swns.com/news/nursery-nurse-sacked-smacking-daughter-bottom-34805/



A 25-year-old nursery assistant from the UK is suing her former employer and claiming unfair dismissal after she was sacked for smacking her OWN two-year-old daughter at work for misbehaving.
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FarminMomma Due January 31; 1 child; Huntington, West Virginia 672 posts
1st May '13

That is ridiculous! It's her kid..and it's not like she punched her in the face!

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
1st May '13

While working as a preschool teacher at the co-op, I certainly did spank my kids if they needed it. They're MY kids.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
1st May '13

I think she needs to follow the daycare rules while at work. What if another parent was around and saw that and pulled their kid out because they are worried that will happen to their child when they are not there? Regardless if it's your own kid or not, she is also an employee and needs to follow their rules while on the clock.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" I think she needs to follow the daycare rules while at work. What if another parent was around and saw ... [snip!] ... not there? Regardless if it's your own kid or not, she is also an employee and needs to follow their rules while on the clock. "


I posted a little premature and haven't read the article yet...



Did she not do this in private? If not, that's kind of crazy. Spanking is a very private matter between parent/child, at least in our home.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
1st May '13
Quoting homes cool:" I posted a little premature and haven't read the article yet... Did she not do this in private? If ... [snip!] ... do this in private? If not, that's kind of crazy. Spanking is a very private matter between parent/child, at least in our home."

I just read the summary the OP posted with the article (about to read the article now) but she said she spanked her own child but while at the daycare.



ETA: The article said she was working at the daycare when she spanked her child AND she acknowledges that she knew the daycare has a very strict no-spanking policy.

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29429 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" I think she needs to follow the daycare rules while at work. What if another parent was around and saw ... [snip!] ... not there? Regardless if it's your own kid or not, she is also an employee and needs to follow their rules while on the clock. "


my opinion exactly. I'm all for smacking/spanking when appropriate but i feel a daycare centre is one of the places its never appropriate as i'm pretty certain all daycares/childcares have a no-smacking policy

lexi & #2's mumma Due January 9 (boy); 1 child; Perth, Australia 1165 posts
1st May '13

If she did it in private maybe not fired over it but infront of other children then yes she should have atleast some consequence. Some children aren't a custom to that sort of thing.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
1st May '13

Kyshia Cammock , 25, was fired from Little Folks Nursery in Birmingham after a tribunal heard she hit the two-year-old, who also attended the centre, lightly on the bottom for misbehaving.



She was fired for someone hearing that she lightly hit her own son on the bottom? :roll: I understand daycares have rules, but that's ridiculous.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Manda♥Bella:" my opinion exactly. I'm all for smacking/spanking when appropriate but i feel a daycare centre is one ... [snip!] ... centre is one of the places its never appropriate as i'm pretty certain all daycares/childcares have a no-smacking policy"

Exactly. She knew about the policy. I'm assuming all parents are made aware of this policy when they enroll their children (DD has never been to daycare but I feel it's a safe assumption lol) and you know all employees are made aware of the policy.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
1st May '13

I think it is safe to say I couldn't work somewhere like that, and be around my own kids. :lol: Their needs, including discipline, will always come first. I'm not like a spanking machine or anything, lol, but I do what I feel is right for my kids.

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29429 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" Exactly. She knew about the policy. I'm assuming all parents are made aware of this policy when they ... [snip!] ... (DD has never been to daycare but I feel it's a safe assumption lol) and you know all employees are made aware of the policy. "


I smack my daughter and i'm not ashamed of it, but i've worked in a daycare centre and on occasion also worked in the room my daughter was in(i was casual so just worked where they needed me) i coudnt imagine laying a hand on her at daycare, even in private. Shes been to many daycares and they all clearly state that they have a no smacking policy in their guidelines and policys and stuff. and workers wouldve been made aware of that

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9113 posts
status 1st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Madi's*Mama:</b>" I think she needs to follow the daycare rules while at work. What if another parent was around and saw ... [snip!] ... not there? Regardless if it's your own kid or not, she is also an employee and needs to follow their rules while on the clock. "</blockquote>




I agree with this. She should've waited until she was on her time not the daycares.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
1st May '13
Quoting homes cool:" I think it is safe to say I couldn't work somewhere like that, and be around my own kids. :lol: Their ... [snip!] ... will always come first. I'm not like a spanking machine or anything, lol, but I do what I feel is right for my kids."

And that's totally cool but she knew when she put her kids in the daycare that the policy was different from how she chooses to discipline. She should have found a different daycare that had a policy that was on the same page as her parenting, IMO.

♥Manda♥ Swan Valley, WA, Australia 29429 posts
1st May '13
Quoting homes cool:" I think it is safe to say I couldn't work somewhere like that, and be around my own kids. :lol: Their ... [snip!] ... will always come first. I'm not like a spanking machine or anything, lol, but I do what I feel is right for my kids."


its different in a daycare trust me, it never crosses your mind to smack in any way, because its jut not allowed and your taught from the start the methods to 'discipline' the kids. theres a LOT less opportunity for the kids to do anything that warrants a smack(well in my opinion) because its very rare that there is anything unsafe in their reach or access.