Is it against the law for step-parents to spank their step-children?

Asked over 2 years ago - Macomb, MI

I'm talking about discipline/guidance not abuse. My fiance and I will be a blended family we both agree with spanking. We do not want our household divided. Please elaborate. Thanks

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  1. Brenda J. Richard

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . A parent (in this case, you) can give another adult permission to use reasonable physical discipline with their child. However, unless the child's biological father is okay with this, it may create problems down the road.

    Brenda Richard
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  2. Ezra N. Goldman

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . It is not against the law to spank in Michigan. Don't get carried away though.

  3. J. Thomas Salata


    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . Unless you enjoy hring lawyers in defense of crimial accusations, do not - under any circumstances give any person - permission to administer physical punishment to your child.

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