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A vent about disrespectful/rude teens and stupid parents.

Anonymous
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So today we were out picking up new sheets, towels, etc. My DS10 was being a little grump because he wanted to stay home and play a new game of his. Normally if my eldest stays home he stays with her -but she had elected to come with us. But - he was being polite with his grumpiness. All around the store, we keep bumping into this family whose teenage daughter seems to purposely step in front of my eldest or shove past my eldest. We tried saying excuse me, and she didn't seem to hear us. Then we realized - her parents were allowing her to walk around the shops with her ipod in blaring Kesha's "Blow" at full volume - it was that loud that my eldest who is partially deaf could hear if from at least 150m away. When we were at the cash registars they were behind us and as DD went to pay the girl was trying to change her song and walk at the same time and ended up tripping DD over. I helped her up, looking at the girl and her mom for an apology. The girl was laughing her head off and the mother said to me "I am so sorry - we grounded her from a party last night and she said that the whole weekend she was going to make us pay. The only way we could get her to come out with us today was with the Ipod"....Um What? If mine had've pulled something like that -they would have had the Ipod confiscated. As it was my elder 2 who have ipods have a rule that if I can hear it without the headphones on - it's too loud and the headphones get confiscated. I just stared at the woman in shock when her daughter goes "Bitch. Come on, you know I don't want to be here" before the woman walked off. The girl looked about 12/13 btw. And yes DD was fine. Just sore because she has some bad back issues that can even make standing bad let alone having the wind knocked out of her like that. I'm not really sure how to explain it but when she got tripped she landed right on her tailbone instead of falling forwards.  But grrrr - this made me feel crazy. 

Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 23, 2013 at 1:52 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:18 AM
BUMP!
want10more
by Gold Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:20 AM
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heh don't blame you. i'd have my boot firmly planted in kid's arse.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:22 AM
I really wish I could have slapped her. If not for DD than for the wimp of a mom.


Quoting want10more:

heh don't blame you. i'd have my boot firmly planted in kid's arse.


liels898
by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:27 AM
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I don't think they're stupid parents, more likely they're just tuned out. Hopefully they'll punch back in soon because you can tell she needs some guidance. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:31 AM
Hmmm see I view tuned out as not being aware of what your kid is doing behind closed doors - allowing your kid to dictate how they will behave in public, conditions for appearing in public and not punishing your kid for hurting someone or swearing at you is NOT tuned out parenting IMO. But - that is just *my* opinion. I'm open to disagreement. I guess I was/am annoyed at what happened. I mean, it seemed ludicrous to me that the girl was walking around a store with headphones on. My kids are only allowed their headphones in when they aren't expected to be polite, working or socialising. But that's just me.


Quoting liels898:

I don't think they're stupid parents, more likely they're just tuned out. Hopefully they'll punch back in soon because you can tell she needs some guidance. 


want10more
by Gold Member on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:32 AM

 ohhhhhhhhhhhh how tempting. i'd rather have bitch slapped the mom tho. poor kids know no diff.


Quoting Anonymous:

I really wish I could have slapped her. If not for DD than for the wimp of a mom.


Quoting want10more:

heh don't blame you. i'd have my boot firmly planted in kid's arse.



 

MumsTheWord571
by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:33 AM
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Holy crap. Yeah no.

We were at the mall today and saw a child around 6 having a tantrum. She called her mom a bitch then threw down her bags. When mom finally got tired of the shenanigans and started to pull her out of the mall the girl started HITTING! And KICKING her mom all while calling her a bitch! Mom just kept going and didn't say a word!

Oh hell no. My kids tried to pull that shit they'd learn their lesson right there! Forget that crap!
opal10161973
by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:36 AM

Who the fuk lets their tween go to a party to begin with?  O.O

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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I have a problem when that kind of parenting is attributed to parents who don't spank, or parents who try to parent gently.

There is a big difference between being neglectful and choosing to respect your child.

It sounds like they were lazy and neglectful.

liels898
by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 4:38 AM
Tuned out as in not responsive to what you see your kid doing, at least that's how I've always seen it. Should I have clarified with "checked out" maybe? I dunno. Either way it's not like I approve of them not being responsive. But I will say my kid can listen to her headphones if she's in the store with me, mainly because she likes to copy how I wear mine when I'm running (one in, one out) so I've never had an issue with her not hearing me or not being aware of her surroundings.
Quoting Anonymous:

Hmmm see I view tuned out as not being aware of what your kid is doing behind closed doors - allowing your kid to dictate how they will behave in public, conditions for appearing in public and not punishing your kid for hurting someone or swearing at you is NOT tuned out parenting IMO. But - that is just *my* opinion. I'm open to disagreement. I guess I was/am annoyed at what happened. I mean, it seemed ludicrous to me that the girl was walking around a store with headphones on. My kids are only allowed their headphones in when they aren't expected to be polite, working or socialising. But that's just me.


Quoting liels898:

I don't think they're stupid parents, more likely they're just tuned out. Hopefully they'll punch back in soon because you can tell she needs some guidance. 



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