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I witnessed Bad Parenting today. *edited*

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Afterschool, my friends invited me and our kids to the local park.  One of the boys took a stick and apparently batted another child with it. My son and his other friend were NOT involved in this incident they were playing monster trucks quietly by themselves. The kid who got batted never said anything and the mother instead of letting the boys work it out amongst themselves, the mother SCREAMS at the aunt of the child in front of all the children, that how dare her kid act like that (just being boys) and how she's removing her children from the park ( her kids wanted to stay and verbally said so) this woman was such low class. I am for 100% for being mama bear and protecting your child but to scream (cussing and all) in front of the other children and all was not being a good parent. The correct thing would have been to removed the stick from the child, have them both apologize to each other/put kid in timeout. Her kids didn't want to leave.  My son even asked why she was yelling so loud.

by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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by Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:19 PM
Quoting leavinglasvegas:

Not sure how old these kids are, yelling doesn't solve anything. However, if my little girl got hit with something, I would say something not 'let them work it out'. It's one thing if they are having a disagreement, but my daughter needs to be secure in the fact that if someone physically hurts her, I'm not going to just stand there. It's my job as her mother to make sure she doesn't come to physical harm, even if it's from another child.

My 2 girls push and shove - and get punished for it. I don't just stand there and let them hurt each other. I'm not going to let some playground kid hit her on the head with a stick.

i totally agree, an adult needed to step in. The adult obviously handled it wrong but I wouldn't let the kids work it out themselves when physical violence is concerned.
by Luci on Apr. 11, 2013 at 3:23 PM

 It's always upsetting to see a parent do something like that.

by Sue on Apr. 12, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Oh, hmmmm... maybe if they were paying attention to their children in the first place, it wouldn't have happened at all.

by Platinum Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 1:21 AM
Sounds like she could find better ways to deal with the issue!
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by on May. 12, 2013 at 3:59 AM
wow, thats totally inappropriate
by 80sTardisGirl4Gore on May. 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM


by Ruby Member on May. 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Maybe she was just looking for an excuse to leave. My mom has done that.

by on May. 12, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Quoting elasmimi:

Maybe she was just looking for an excuse to leave. My mom has done that.

So to update, She's the town Queen Bee apparently. All loud 24/7. I just smile and avoid her ;)

by Ruby Member on May. 13, 2013 at 6:21 AM


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