An Ohio woman allegedly spanked a stranger's two-year-old son for saying something that annoyed her. Gloria Ballard, 43, was then arrested and charged with assault.
Donnay Jones, the toddler's mother, told the news, "She was basically trying to tell me what to do with my son." She told Ballard she would handle her own business, then she says, Ballard took Sean from her and spanked him, making him cry.
Ballard (a mother and grandmother herself) denies any wrongdoing and says she was just trying to help. She says she gave the boy a hug and gently patted his backside because he was upset. She faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
If the allegations were true and the child was yours, what do you think the punishment should be?
Written by Suzanne Murray for CafeMom's Toddler Buzz