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ARE YOU MEAN TO YOUR CHILDREN?

when you get frustrated do you call your kids mean names or swear at them?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:11 AM on Nov. 7, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • No. I would never deliberately be mean. I grew up with a parent who was mean. I don't think she knew how mean, abusive, and damaging her words were. She used profanity, called names, and belittled me. I could never call my son a dumb retarded shit. Or mother fucking asshole. Never. That would be the day I know I need serious help. I do tell him he is making poor choices and I am disappointed. He does have consequences when he makes a poor decision/mistake. I remind myself he is learning and these are learning experiences necessary for his development. He's your average normal child. Meaning he is not perfect and needs my help not my wrath. I once had a parent tell me I needed to seek retribution on my child when he makes a mistake. Now there is a parent in need of some serious counseling.

    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 6:56 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • I have yes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Guilty,,,
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:13 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • No. I raise my voice sometimes but I immediately catch myself. There's no reason for being mean to children.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 12:15 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • I've told my daughter to shut up a few times...she's 5 months old, and when she's crying I say "Shutupshutupshutup," but I never yell.
    SarahLeeMorgan

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 12:16 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • have made mistakes yes
    boogernoodle

    Answer by boogernoodle at 12:17 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • Ok So let me admit sin # 1 I am not a Perfect Mother Sin # 2 I get angry and lose patience.... with that having been said yes I think there are times I've been out of line with my son, and said things I shouldn't have. I've never called him names or sworn directly at him, but I've yelled when I should of spoken. The thing to remember with that is that NO ONE is perfect, we all lose our patience and act like well parents sometimes. Parenting is one of the hardest and stressful jobs out there...
    bubblycute

    Answer by bubblycute at 12:18 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • No, not that I can remember. My boo-boo is only 16 months old, so she is at the age where she gets into everything, so I try to be understanding. I've raised my voice to her sometimes, out of frustration, but I would never be mean to her or call her names. If I feel myself getting pissed off, I give MYSELF a little time-out.
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 12:24 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • NO! I have yelled out of frustration but I've never ever ever called him a name or cussed at him.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:52 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • SarahLee I think you need to look into getting help...either with your child or for yourself. 5 month old babies CRY and if you're telling her to shut up that's an issue.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

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