What is the name of your state? AZ
I currently have sole legal/physicl custody of my son, child got in trouble at school on Monday for not following directions. Father and I have had conversations regarding him punishing the child for things he has done while he was with me (at this point I have already punished him for his action so child is being punished twice). Anyway, child got in trouble at school on Monday, teacher called and told both parents.
When I picked my son up from school that day I punished him. Father decided that when he picked our son up on Wed for his scheduled parenting time it was appropriate to spank the 11 year old completely nude for his behavior two/three days prior. During this spanking I was told by my son that he was hit in the head twice and told that for here on out he would be getting the same type of punishment when ever the dad got a bad report from the teachers.
Upon questioning my son further I found out that this actually has been going on for a while. I communicated with father telling him that I think this is very inappropriate and that he has me concerned. Told father that I do not want him hitting our son again. Father has told me he has a right to punish his son the way that he see's fit and will take my comments under suggestion.
Can I stop him from hitting my son? Because I have sole custody can I tell him that I don 't want this happening and inforce it.