Disciplining is just another one of a parent’s tough jobs. It’s part of the whole teaching process. But if it’s another family’s child, is it your responsibility to teach them? To scold or punish them for doing something wrong? This is a question that most of us ask our self at some point in our life… especially if you have kids of your own and are around other kids for any extended period of time. I found myself ‘wanting’ to discipline other kids, but usually would bite my tongue in order to keep the peace with the parents of the kids who were sorely in NEED of some discipline!
The one thing that drives me bonkers is when parents let their kids ‘talk back’ and do not make them do as they are told. It is SO hard for me to keep my mouth shut when a kid is being totally disrespectful to their parents in my presence. But when this happened with my friends kids, I knew it was best for me to butt out, as not to jeopardize our friendship. But it sure was hard to do…
Perhaps a kid’s over at your house doing something against your rules, what would you do?
Do you discipline other parents’ kids?