Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:33 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 9:34 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 9:44 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by dimpsedee34me at 12:35 AM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by mandaday at 6:58 AM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 12:48 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
I have to agree with mandaday. I have good kids. So if one of them has a problem with somebody, that somebody is more than likely the source of the problem. As budding adults my children are going to need to learn how to deal with difficult people in a way that is respectful of both the other person and themselves. I won't teach my children to be doormats and sit in silence while an "adult" goes off in their faces. At the same time they don't need to be disrespectful annoying brats either. The fact that you used the term "talks back" indicated to me that you think you deserve respect "just" because you are an "adult" even if you happen to be the one who is totally out of line. If the parent is siding with the kid you can be pretty sure that most of the adults in the room think you are a fool and wish you would shut up and the kid was the only one with the nerve to point out the obvious. Remember The Emperor 's New Clothes ?
Answer by LoveMyDog at 12:53 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
So, I'm going to assume your kid was the one who was accused of talking back, and you are looking for proof for your obnoxious relative, neighbor, whatever that this other person needs to take your kid's opinion seriously and and stop criticizing you for sitting there since you seem to be agreeing with me. So please swap out all the you's for her's. Yes, tell your drunken SIL to take her bender elsewhere. She is making a fool of herself, and while the adults may be inclined to politely excuse her rantings, the child tells the truth. (I have a person like this, but she is my husband's brother's wife's brother's wife. So I only have to see her when the nephews get married and such.) Heaven help you if this is your MIL or FIL!
Answer by LoveMyDog at 3:10 PM on Mar. 30, 2011