My daughter’s temper causes her to get into trouble often. I have given permission for her to be punished while at school and with friends/family. One parent spanked her in front of a group of children for talking back. I can’t condone that. How should I respond?
When you give permission for adults to reprimand your child, they assume that their type of discipline is okay. Discuss this dilemma with that parent and summarize the rules you have about discipline with them. Do the same with anyone who watches over your child.
To be honest, I think it's your fault that another parent spanked your daughter. You gave other people permission to punish her. If you do not want any physical punishment, you should have made that clear to the other people. Anyway, what's done is done. All you can do now is talk calmly to the other parent. Ask her to not hurt your daughter again.