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JustBob October 17th, 2013 11:43am

At the store, you hear a six year old cussing out his mom without her stopping the little guy. Would you approve of social services evaluating her ability to properly raise her children?

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MisterE Conservistan
10/17/13 1:08 pm

She's better than a parent who hits their child.

wego Utah
10/17/13 12:40 pm

Been there...and said something to the kid. In fact I think this has happened a couple times.

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
10/17/13 10:10 am

I would, and have, say something to the kid. I've had parents who were grateful and I've pissed parents off. I really don't care. When your kid is infringing on my right to enjoy myself peacefully I say something.

ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
10/17/13 9:42 am

You teach people how to treat you....

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/17/13 8:59 am

Well I think social services is BS but I would view the mother as incompetent at that point.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/17/13 8:30 am

No. I (for the most part) think social services is a joke.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 8:28 am

I most certainly would. Not just her. I would investigate if she is being abused in her home or she is being called names by her partner in front of the children. This happened to me and my kids did call me names in public. But they were older.

Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
10/17/13 7:53 am

Well maybe she's not stopping it right that very moment but maybe when they walk out of the store and go home she beats his butt with a belt? Or *grounds him*?

10/17/13 7:42 am

It may be that the kid gets it from someone else in the family. It's hard to know what goes on in private homes. And it's hard to change a child's behavior if they are constantly exposed to something like that.

MrsLizT South Louisiana
10/17/13 7:00 am

"Stupid is as stupid does."

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
10/17/13 6:34 am

If her kid is cursing her out, she deserves it, for being a shtty mother.

kermie gaytopia
10/17/13 6:42 am

Deserves it? Nobody deserves that.

She may not have the skills and resources as a parent that you and I might hope. She needs education and support. Not shame.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
10/17/13 7:36 am

Skills and resources?
She can throw that kid over her shoulder, take him home, and ground him/take away his privileges until he learns better than to act like that!

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
10/17/13 8:14 am

It's really not that hard. My kid got the point quick. I don't are if we're in the middle of dinner at a restaurant. Ill take him home right that second just to prove a point. And he gets it

kermie gaytopia
10/17/13 9:51 am

Bravo for you for finding something that works. Again, not every parent has the skills to do that.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
10/17/13 12:11 pm

Crying shame.
A shame that people that can't figure out simple sht, can have children.

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
10/17/13 12:15 pm

& to answer the poll
Would I call social services about it? No. Because I don't trust the system.
Which is also a shame, because 'the system' should be a way to help families/give them the resources they need. But they dont do a very good job of it

10/17/13 6:32 am

For swearing? No.

10/17/13 2:06 pm

In this case or if my hypothetical kid swore?

rons Thanks America
10/17/13 5:40 am

That wasn't Honey Boo Boo! Was it?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/17/13 6:32 am

I don't know the reference

CalTexHawk spiral arm
10/17/13 5:27 am

Sounds like its time for another train wreck reality show.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/17/13 12:58 pm

I wanted to beat some parents, that show pissed me off

rons Thanks America
10/17/13 5:10 am

Maybe she takes the no hitting or demeaning the child a little too far! Remember they are all winners now! 1+1 = 3 is ok. IT's fine if kid abuse adults. Dopey times we live in.

kermie gaytopia
10/17/13 6:43 am

I work with tons of liberals in the education field and I don't know one person who believes what you just said. Stop making shit up.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/17/13 5:08 am

I was placed in foster care as a young child and from my experience, unless the situation is dire, that should be a last resort, so I wouldn't want children services involved. It's obvious the mother needs guidance of some sort, though.

kermie gaytopia
10/17/13 6:44 am

I agree. She could use some support and education for sure. But not criticism and "evaluation."

KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/17/13 12:43 pm

It's ok, Bob. It was tough but it's all in the past. It took a long time for me to put it there, but I survived. :)

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/17/13 4:48 am

Wrestled with the question, what is more damaging to the development of the child: too much freedom, or no freedom.

cass95 Jesus 2022
10/17/13 4:47 am

Nope. Not my business. Perhaps he has turrets syndrome.