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homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61416 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" And that's totally cool but she knew when she put her kids in the daycare that the policy was different ... [snip!] ... to discipline. She should have found a different daycare that had a policy that was on the same page as her parenting, IMO. "


I don't see how she can get in trouble for disciplining her own kid, unless she did it where others could see it. And then, I get it. But if she privately excused herself (and had someone else watching the kids, of course..) and handled it? I think that's her right as a mother.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61416 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Manda♥Bella:" its different in a daycare trust me, it never crosses your mind to smack in any way, because its jut ... [snip!] ... that warrants a smack(well in my opinion) because its very rare that there is anything unsafe in their reach or access. "


I only worked one day a week, but I worked as a PreCC teacher/nursery worker for 0-4 years. And it is different, and I never felt tempted....or even had it cross my mind, to spank another child. But once my kids started to break our set rules, and the other methods didn't work? You can bet I was going to stay consistent with what we did at home.



Thank goodness it was filled with like-minded parents who would have done the same.

♥Manda♥ Sunnydale, CA, United States 29471 posts
1st May '13
Quoting homes cool:" I don't see how she can get in trouble for disciplining her own kid, unless she did it where others ... [snip!] ... excused herself (and had someone else watching the kids, of course..) and handled it? I think that's her right as a mother. "


from what i could tell from the article i imagine it was done in front of the other children.



technically a no smacking policy applies to ALL children enrolled in the centre, and nobody, even those related by blood, are allowed to smack a child in the centre.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61416 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Manda♥Bella:" from what i could tell from the article i imagine it was done in front of the other children. technically ... [snip!] ... to ALL children enrolled in the centre, and nobody, even those related by blood, are allowed to smack a child in the centre."


Yes, it did sound like it was done in front of others, and I understand that, although I obviously still think it sucks.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
1st May '13
Quoting homes cool:" I don't see how she can get in trouble for disciplining her own kid, unless she did it where others ... [snip!] ... excused herself (and had someone else watching the kids, of course..) and handled it? I think that's her right as a mother. "

I think that's the risk you take, and something you take into consideration when you work at the same daycare your kids are in. The daycare policy should come first, even if no one saw it. It happened on the daycare's property, she was an employee so if something worse HAD happened then the daycare is liable. They are just protecting their business.

homes cool TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61416 posts
1st May '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" I think that's the risk you take, and something you take into consideration when you work at the same ... [snip!] ... she was an employee so if something worse HAD happened then the daycare is liable. They are just protecting their business. "


The daycare being liable thing makes sense. It's just hard for me to grasp. My knee jerk reaction is :shock: but it does make sense, I suppose.



Still glad I don't work there. :D

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
1st May '13
Quoting homes cool:" The daycare being liable thing makes sense. It's just hard for me to grasp. My knee jerk reaction is :shock: but it does make sense, I suppose. Still glad I don't work there. :D"

Yeah when I first read the title I was 'eh, this could be iffy' but with it being at a daycare with other kids and stuff, I think the daycare is right. Now, if she was working as a secretary for an insurance agent or something and her kid was there acting up? Then I think it would be acceptable and would be wrong if she was fired in that situation since she's not in charge of caring for other children.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
1st May '13

i think she should have been reprimanded not fired. if your a daycare worker or teacher & your child attends your school you need to treat them like the other kids. same rules & discipline

*Kristina G* Due August 18 (girl); 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 191 posts
1st May '13

she probably thought she needed to address the behavior right then nd there. children of a young age if getting corrected need to get corrected as it happens or right after, otherwise there gonna forget y or what they did wrong later. and would definitely be confused later on as to y they got smacked for nothing.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
1st May '13
Quoting homes cool:" I don't see how she can get in trouble for disciplining her own kid, unless she did it where others ... [snip!] ... excused herself (and had someone else watching the kids, of course..) and handled it? I think that's her right as a mother. "


she did it in front of others....

Lucid Dreamer Florida 3832 posts
1st May '13

Because the facility has a no spanking policy she has no recoures. I am surprised any attorney would take on the case. For certain if she signed something regarding that as a condition for employment then she is totally waisting her time.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31782 posts
1st May '13

That's unacceptable on her part. If my child attended the school, I may want to sue her for exposing my child to violence. I don't want him seeing that.
So, I praise the school for firing her.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31782 posts
1st May '13

Also, spanking a 2 year old disgusting. S if he understands why mom is hitting him

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 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. "

She should have done it in private. And they said she smacked the child, I think that is wrong. A spank on the butt should be done in private, but a slap or smack anywhere but the butt should not be allowed IMO.

Thr3e Little Birds 35 kids; Marysville, Washington 2720 posts
1st May '13
Quoting homes cool:" Kyshia Cammock , 25, was fired from Little Folks Nursery in Birmingham after a tribunal heard she hit ... [snip!] ... hearing that she lightly hit her own son on the bottom? :roll: I understand daycares have rules, but that's ridiculous. "


Oh ok now that is just ridiculous!!