It's really messy business...
We’ve all been there, in that awkward moment when another person’s kid is completely acting up and the parent is nowhere to be found. Maybe the kid is digging for gold or punching another kid in the face or taking off like a prison escapee towards the road, but whatever the case may be, there is one thing that will most definitely happen:
You will look around frantically, hoping against hope his parent or guardian will magically appear.
And when that doesn’t happen, you will sigh with resignation, hitch up your pants, and head over to do the dirty work of disciplining someone else’s child. It’s never a fun task and it’s one that really can get kind of confusing.
One woman makes some great points about why you need to watch out when disciplining other kids because it may not work out so well.