Parenting Ethics: Is It Ever Acceptable To Tell Off Someone Else’s Child?

It’s natural for a parent to be protective of their kids, especially if someone is having a go at them. But what if that child is doing something dangerous or is just super annoying?

Matt Beard is an ethicist, philosopher and father, and says it’s all about how you approach disciplining another person’s child.

Speaking with Shevonne Hunt from the Feed Play Love podcast, Matt says it’s important to ask yourself if your response fits the crime and if you’re the right person to be talking to the child.

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“I could be the most zen and calm emotion coach to a child who is not my own in a playground situation but still be acting really inappropriately because their parent is right there.”

Dive into this topic and other thorny questions around parenting ethics below:

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