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You are stuck in a traffic jam. In the car next to you, there is a parent in the front seat and a child in the backseat. You then see the parent reaching around and hitting their child in the backseat. What would you do?


Asked by Cindy18 at 5:50 PM on Mar. 16, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (17)
  • depending how old the child is and how she hit the child , if he was very young and it was abusive i would follow them and report it

    Answer by frances693 at 10:40 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Stare at them

    Answer by gemgem at 5:53 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Make sure they notice that you are watching them.
    If it continues and/or gets more violent,call the cops

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:54 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • mind your own business.

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 5:52 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Make sure they knew I was watching, pick up my cell, smile and let them get in front of me, get the plate and call 911.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:56 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • If you feel like its abusive maybe get the license number and call the police? Ignore it?

    Answer by meooma at 5:55 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Id probably scream at the parent. If they get to screaming back at me and it got physical Id kick that parents ass right after I dialed 911 to get the cops on the way. HOW can you hit a defensless child in the back seat? What could the kid have done to justify that?

    Answer by vbruno at 5:56 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Let them see you are watching and have a cellphone handy..

    Answer by janet116 at 8:01 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • I'd mind my own.

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 8:30 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Give a little honk, then give them the finger!! Or motion a "smack upside your own head" I might take a picture of them too,a nd get a plate #

    Answer by minimo77 at 9:01 PM on Mar. 16, 2011