I was at the store and as I was loading my kids in the car i saw just a few cars away a parent getting punched around by her 8 year old daughter. The little girl was literally jumping into the air trying to hit mom in the face cuz of the height difference.
they seemed to be aurguing about something i dont know what, couldnt hear and i was busy trying to shield my own kids from the scene. I didnt know what to do so i did nothing, but the look of helplessness, emotional drain and tiredness on moms face was heartbreaking. Mom looked over at me for a sec and she spanked her bottom and the girl smacked at her again.Then they walked away, girl hitting and screaming at mom.
I think back and wish id done/said something but im still not sure what that something should have been.