I took my kids to McDonald's the other night. (Not healthy, I know, but we had been shopping and it was late.) Anyway a dad came in with his little girl, I'm guessing she was about 5. First thing I noticed was him pointing at her and telling her to "SIT" and "STAY" like she was a dog while he went up to get food. Then I didn't notice them for a while. Then I suddenly heard him start ranting at her "Don't wipe your hands on your shirt! What is wrong with you?! There is a napkin right here! Don't you know what it's for? You act like you don't even know what you're doing! You're such a mess! You're so embarassing! Do you want me to take your food away from you?" I don't think he said one nice thing the whole time. Now I realize he could have been stressed out about something, and maybe that's not how it always is, but I felt so bad for her. I don't know what my question is, it just really bothered me and I wanted to vent to someone about it. Do you think that's abuse?
Answer by berryhappy1971 at 1:42 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
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Answer by Ambear72 at 1:30 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
Being stressed is no excuse for verbally beating down a child! I am appalled by parents tearing down a child's self esteem. Good thing for him that I didn't see or hear him doing it. I would have confronted him.
Answer by gailpen at 1:31 PM on Mar. 20, 2011
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