Do you think it is alright for a step parent to spank their step children?

Waldo 2007/11/19 19:00:30
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  • Fef 2007/11/19 19:04:31
    The "step" part doesn't matter. The child (and parents) should accept the new situation fully or not at all.

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  • Someone 2012/06/19 18:29:57
    I see nothing wrong with it.
  • Solomonster 2012/06/18 20:06:30
    Kind of a stupid question really.
  • MYSTIC MYSTIQUE 2012/06/18 18:10:54
    depends what did they do to deserve a spanken.I try time out grounding take things away raise my voice a swear alittle before i even think about leckons....
  • Callaway 2012/06/17 15:48:50
    I'm not particularly a fan of spanking in the first place but what does "step" anything have to do with it since a huge number of of kids are growing up in households that step parents are the reality? Different kids required different measures of communications and I guess spanking is albeit a rather primitive form of communications in a way. Ward and June are out to eat with Ossie and Harriett anymore.
  • Gloria 2012/06/17 14:19:17
    No one should spank.
  • ana 2012/06/17 08:36:33
    who the hell gave them a right!!!!o no!!
  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/06/17 06:46:36
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    It depends entirely on the situation. What works for one family, does not necessarily for all families.
  • Willie 2012/06/17 06:36:06
    I don't think it's ever appropriate for an adult to hit a child.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/06/17 06:33:16
    Christopher Kirchen
    If their stepchild misbehaves and is used to being spanked by either the remarried parent or the other parent, yes. If spanking has not yet been a part of the child's repertoire. it should start to be, after the blood parent explains.
  • Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~ 2012/06/17 05:06:20
    Gracie ~Gun Totin' Gracie~
    I sure do.
  • wtxwoman 2012/06/17 04:47:36
    NO, NO, NO!!! It is the duty of the birth parents, and only the birth parents, to discipline their children. A child has TWO parents and they are the only parents he has. More second marriages have failed over this question than for any other reason. I'm not meaning that the child doesn't have to mind, but it is the birth parent who sets the rules.
  • Raven♥ 2012/06/17 04:44:51
    Step parents have no right to even tell the child what to do let alone touch them. If I had a step parent, I wouldn't obey at all. I would rebel.
  • Sandra Raven♥ 2012/10/20 20:15:05
    Yeah, thats productive. Why would make someone unhappy on purpose. That kind of behavior tears families apart. It leaves the bio parent having to choose or take a side. And it leaves the step parent feeling like crap and possibly costs them their relationship all because of spoiled selfish behavior. To act like that and dissrespect someone is selfish and spoiled. If you did that to someone knowingly you would be the posterchild for a pro spanking campaign. Lol
  • JesusIsMyGod 2012/06/17 04:37:55
    It depends on the situation.
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/06/17 04:36:16
  • jaydenvdv 2012/06/17 01:16:07
    If they are a parent they should have every right to. If you don't want to have your other half parent and want to do it on your own then you should be single
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/06/17 00:18:09
    Jack's Pearl
    I don't think it's right for anybody to spank their children.
  • pdarkow 2012/06/17 00:16:07
    As long as the parent agrees that it would be ok and a strong relationship of love and respect has been established between the step parent and the child.
  • FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK 2012/04/02 13:00:25
    It makes a deeper affect than own parents , should be avoided . Kid takes it different even if the parent is right . What ever the reason , kid's own parent should make the proper punishment . There is a more fragile tie between a kid & step parent , should not break it .
  • Darryl 2011/04/22 22:06:10
    If done with the right meaning and out of love then yes with the permission of both natural parents
  • chantal 2011/02/13 04:59:17
    Spanked good naked and hard that how I sapnked my 15 yr daughter
  • meridith 2009/11/23 03:31:10
    Not sure if my comment posted so here it is again. My son's step mother has pulled his hair, thumped him in the head and even smacked him in the head and the latest has been her hitting him several times with her hand on his naked bottom and then taking off her shoe and hitting him so hard that it actually left a bruise for almost a week. After taking him to the doctor and him confirming the mark as a shoe mark we ( my husband who is a cop) called DCF who said it was abuse but did nothing about it. So we filed a police report and then the state attorney decided to press charges. she was charged with culpuable negelect resulting in an injury which is a misdemeanor and seems minor but the woman is alreay on probation for stealing 150,000$ and smuggling her child out of the country to Cuba without his fathers knowing in 2000. so this minor charge would violate her probation and hopefully put her away for a long time. my child has been in counceling since april and is having difficulty getting over all of this mostly because his father has made him feel horrible ie making him get down and pray for his step mother...among many other things. he was such a funny, loving child and now is a ball of anger. God is good however and will see us through this, no doubt. but no, i don't think step parents should spank their step children.
  • SA meridith 2012/06/17 14:27:36
    I'm glad your child has you and your husband to step in for him. You and your family will be in my prayers.
  • nun 2009/11/02 05:19:41
    If i had kids and my ex-husbands wife EVER put her hand on my children i would rip all the hair out of her head!
  • meridith nun 2009/11/23 03:32:45
    read my story and tell me how you would feel...
  • Christo... nun 2012/06/17 06:37:41
    Christopher Kirchen
    Presumably you don't like "violence" as punishment; don't you realize that the treatment you suggest for the stepmother makes you a hypocrite?
  • laureenf 2009/10/21 11:52:40
    A step parent is just that. They are there to support the parent...not take over the roll. Statistically, if a step-parent is allowed to 'spank', the odds are the children will be abused and in many cases, killed. So, NO...step parenting is a support position, not an authoritative one...I would recommend that the children be up and out before step parents are brought into the fray...
  • meridith laureenf 2009/11/23 03:33:11
    i totally agree... read my story.
  • laureenf meridith 2009/11/23 12:03:54
    Like so many others...Lots of hugs for your boy...
  • Quisha Dumb =] 2009/10/20 00:00:46
    Quisha Dumb =]
    There not your parents so they have no right to do so!
  • Iamfree 2009/05/04 20:25:12
    It depends on the family relationships. If he/she is acting in all the full capacity and love of a blood parent, then yes, they should be able to spank.
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2009/04/08 16:34:37
  • Gun665 2009/04/08 15:32:51
  • youkoxkuronue2006 2009/04/08 03:41:23
    who the hell do they think they are, their strangers how dare they put their hands on a child they didn't give birth too and/or gave sperm too make life ^_^
  • meridith youkoxk... 2009/11/23 03:33:55
    AGREE!!! read my story...
  • Sandra youkoxk... 2012/10/20 20:20:53
    Yeah you'd think since some mothers bothered to have kids that they would play an active roll in the childs life. Unfortunatly thats not always the case. Just so I understand you, you believe that a child in that situation should be deprived of a mother figure and live with daddy and a shadow?
  • stinky 2009/02/21 20:38:20
    as long as they have the proper parents permission
  • Sandra stinky 2012/10/20 20:23:31
    Finally someone who speaks sense. It's always about what the bios do and have done.
  • Kimber 2008/11/11 03:27:44
    Well, my step-brothe,r Sam, and stepfather, Henry, are usually at it. Henry, was at one point my math teacher. We both have more have "student-teacher" relationiship. Yes, if he wanted to, he could spank me. I mean my mom travels alot for business...if he felt the need, he could indeed give me a good "whoopin'". But he doesn't.

    And yet both my parents spank Sam. (well not my REAL dad...) And it usually rather well-deserved!

    Now another good question is "Should older siblings spank when babysitting their younger brothers/sisters?" lol
  • Court 2008/10/29 17:48:46
    The "step" should not matter. Where as if it's a boyfirend or girlfriend of the parent I don't think that's acceptable. When you marry someone with children you are saying "I accept you and your children as my own" therefore the step should make no difference they person is accepting the children as if they were their birth child.

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