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How would go about persuading a friend to stop physically disciplining/smacking their own children.


Children are aged 7 - 9. Mum is a hard working single parent.

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

17 months ago
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    Esther Strong 17 months ago

    I definitely don't want to lose her friendship but want to discourage her from going back to that form of discipline. Based on what you say perhaps my best bet is try and help her out with the kids more often so that she gets a break.

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Aime (Aime F) says

17 months ago
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    Esther Strong 17 months ago

    Thanks Aime - she has refrained from smacking for a couple of years but recently seems more frazzled and when the kids act out she has said she is going to start smacking them again. I think it's like taking a step backward.

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peachy (peachpurple) says

17 months ago
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    Esther Strong 17 months ago

    Hopefully she trusts that I have their best interests at heart. Thanks peachy

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Lisa Musser (Bluemoongoddess1) says

16 months ago
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