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Do you form opinions of parents based on their child's behavior?

Anonymous
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Let's say the kid is an out-of-control violent brat?  Or let's say the kid is a friendly, polite, happy child?  Do you make assumptions about what kind of parent the kid must have?  Do you think a kids behavior directly reflects how good or bad their parents are?

Posted by Anonymous on May. 9, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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brlee1115
by on May. 9, 2012 at 8:14 PM
I do.
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MistyMoo
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:14 PM
I do make assumptions based on that, even though I know it's not necessarily true...
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art.diva
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:14 PM
It depends. But I think that nature has way more to do with anyone's behavior than most people care to admit.
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SarahLizyB
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:15 PM
Generally, yes
atyou
by on May. 9, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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it's not that black and white for me. there is a ton of gray area.
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danijean
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:15 PM
Yep I do. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in my opinion.
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QJsmommy
by Platinum Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:16 PM
I do mostly.. but some kids are just bad, but if they are disrespectful and cuss then I do blame the parents because they must see or hear it some where.
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GirlWSlingshot
by on May. 9, 2012 at 8:16 PM

 Usually yes. I do realize that there are times when even the best parent can't correct certain behaviors, or that a bad parent produces an amazing child.

laciD
by on May. 9, 2012 at 8:16 PM
Yes
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mrs.miller89
by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 8:16 PM

It depends on how often I'm around them. If it's a one time thing with a stranger, no way. But if it's someone I'm around all the time and their kid is always crazy, or always good, then yeah.

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