"Not my kid, not my problem."
What if the problem concerns a close family member, like a niece or nephew? I see people posting questions about their nieces or nephews because they are worried about them. Their parents are constantly feeding them junk food or maybe they are disciplining them to harsh, maybe bordering on abuse. So many people will answer with a snotty "Not your kid, don't worry about it." But if this is family, of course you would worry about them! I'm not saying it's right to tell someone how to parent their child, but is there something wrong with worrying about a child that isn't yours? Maybe that's why they post their questions here, they don't know if they should say something to the parents, so they ask advice on whether or not to bring it up and how to do it if the situation warrents it. Why do people have to be so harsh when answering those kinds of questions?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:06 AM on Sep. 1, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by riotgrrl at 11:49 AM on Sep. 1, 2009
I think it is hard to watch someone you love and care about be treated in a way that you disagree with. The bottom line is that unless it is obvious abuse that is reportable to social services you have to tread very lightly. The best way is to lead by example. Only have good foods around and invite the family/friend over for a meal or play date with snacks. Share magazines with articles about health. Be a role model in how you interact, correct, and teach your children. We are limited when it comes to assisting our family and friends with their children. I often have people tell me they are concerned that I don't spank, that I'm neglecting my son because of my personal and professional philosophy. They truly care and believe it. Doesn't make them right. Influence how you can and if it is truly abusive report the situation to the authorities.
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