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Is it ever ok to discipline someone else’s child?

When is it okay to tell other people’s children off? And would you ever go as far as physically restraining them?

 

A shocking image which has been widely shared on social media has emerged appearing to show a pensioner putting a child in an arm lock on a train to Manchester.

It is reported that a group of children, whose parents weren’t with them, were refusing to take their feet off the seats, despite being repeatedly asked.

British Transport Police are investigating the claims.

It’s not the only time a story like this has been in the news as just last week a café owner in Suffolk sparked a debate after warning she would tell off naughty kids if their parents refused to calm them down.

Ms Christofi, who has been the subject of online criticism and abuse, posted on Facebook:

“Can we make ourselves perfectly clear to all parents who are too scared to discipline their children about tantrum screaming.

“We will give you five lenient minutes to ask the child to stop screaming and then we will ask the child ourselves.”

But what is acceptable and when do we have the right to interject and discipline someone else’s children?

If they are not accompanied by a parent or guardian does this mean that it’s ok?

And if they are behaving badly but with their parents who are doing nothing, do we have any right to intervene?

Dads and mums are divided on this matter but what do you think?

 

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