The question about the child drinking pool water was just deleted. Basically the mother was livid that someone told her child "Oh sweetie, don't drink that" and was ranting that people should mind their own business. This poses the question: What is okay? If you are upset by something like this, but another person talking to or directing your child in public settings, where does the line get drawn? School teachers? Police? Or is it just that random strangers don't have your child's best interest at heart? Why do parents who feel offended by others speaking to their children get so upset about it? If it were mine, I'd be thankful that another human cared enough to interact in such a pleasant way. And if I didn't mind I would directly address the other adult as to why the behavior was okay with me as mom... Why do other's jump to anger over these things??Answer Question
Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 7:27 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
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Answer by BaisMom at 9:24 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
Bais I am really not trying to be rude with the question and I appreciate you being honest because rereading it sounds like I might have come across as attacking. I assure you I am not meaning that. My problem is that I have had people get REALLY upset over this and even now as a mother myself I just don't get it. The only feeling I have if another parent (appropriately of course!) addresses my child is a bit of embarrassment :) For the most part I just don't see the offensiveness of it and certainly not cause for anger...
I can recount one time recently where I didn't say anything to another child and I really wanted to. I refrained because I was extremely angry with the child for pushing mine. Saying anything at that point would have been unwise because it probably wouldn't have been appropriate and would have been more directed at the child's parent anyway...
Answer by CooksWife at 10:02 PM on Jun. 5, 2009
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