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?
She's better than a parent who hits their child.
Spanking isn't real.
Been there...and said something to the kid. In fact I think this has happened a couple times.
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.
You teach people how to treat you....
Well I think social services is BS but I would view the mother as incompetent at that point.
No. I (for the most part) think social services is a joke.
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.
What!? I'm sorry
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*?
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.
"Stupid is as stupid does."
If her kid is cursing her out, she deserves it, for being a shtty mother.
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.
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!
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
Bravo for you for finding something that works. Again, not every parent has the skills to do that.
A shame that people that can't figure out simple sht, can have children.
& 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
For swearing? No.
Curious, what would you do?
In this case or if my hypothetical kid swore?
That wasn't Honey Boo Boo! Was it?
I don't know the reference
Sounds like its time for another train wreck reality show.
Hopefully not like super nanny
I love Super Nanny!
I wanted to beat some parents, that show pissed me off
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.
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.
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.
Sorry about that
I agree. She could use some support and education for sure. But not criticism and "evaluation."
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. :)
Wrestled with the question, what is more damaging to the development of the child: too much freedom, or no freedom.
Nope. Not my business. Perhaps he has turrets syndrome.