Skip to comments.Permissive parents: Curb your brats
Posted on 07/23/2011 10:13:44 AM PDT by Immerito
Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN) -- If you're the kind of parent who allows your 5-year-old to run rampant in public places like restaurants, I have what could be some rather disturbing news for you.
I do not love your child.
The rest of the country does not love your child either.
And the reason why we're staring at you every other bite is not because we're acknowledging some sort of mutual understanding that kids will be kids but rather we want to kill you for letting your brat ruin our dinner.
Or our plane ride.
Or trip to the grocery store.
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Precisely. My retort to the parents of unruly children is, “Children should never try to raise children. Are your parents available to help you?”
I may not agree with “LZ” on much else, but he’s right about this. Parents who do not teach their children respect, discipline, and prepare them for life need to go back and re-learn those lessons themselves, then teach their children well.
How DARE you! By questioning their handling of SnowFlake, you are threatening them! You probably voted against Our Towering Socialist Loving Warlord! Racist!
When they scream and wail, I mind. Otherwise, I don’t care.
As conservatives, I am guessing that is beyond the comprehension of any of us.
I don’t know which is worse, parents who can’t/won’t control their children or people who bring their pets into grocery stores and restaurants.
I consider both groups of people, pigs.
LZ enjoying some downtime on the streets of the Castro.
but yeah, there sure is a lot of poor impulse control around
Back in the old days, other people such as teachers were allowed to discipline other people’s children. Perhaps corporal punishment served a useful purpose. Maybe it was fear that kept many children in line, but, whatever the case, children need discipline.
Of course, since we are a liberal culture, corporal punishment has been done away with. And the smart ass kids know it. So they know that any other adults are afraid to discipline them due to fear of lawsuits and other complications. The result is that too many kids run wild. And we’re all supposed to be liberal and accept it. And it amazes me that these parents, who themselves were not allowed to run wild when they themselves were young, allow it in their own kids and don’t discipline their own kids.
Then again, is spanking even still allowed by parents? I heard that a mother recently was arrested for spanking her child. Maybe in this liberal world, even parents are afraid of consequences. They could fear that their kids will go to school and tell the teacher they got spanked. In today’s world, that opens up child abuse investigations.
Bit of anti “breeder” in this story.
But point is valid. Some kids need less time out and more belt on butt.
Parents try to be friends with their kids rather than parents. Look at the 40 year old moms wrapped up in Twilight. Grow the heck up.
There seems to be a lot of parents that don’t make their kids mind. On the other hand in defense of some of those parents. I have an autistic child who is also learning disabled and also has ADHD to the max. She also looked normal. When she was 4 her doc told me that he had never seen a child as hyper as she was and put her on ritalin. If you read the pdr it recommends not putting a child on ritalin until about 6 years old. She was like dealing with a wild animal, she understood very little and her communication at that age was of about a 1 year old. She was also tacitly defensive. Every time I tried to hold her hand she would throw herself down to the ground screaming, or she would spit, bite herself or me and whack herself in the head with her fist. So it was either a stroller which she was fine in, as long as you were moving, or a grocery cart if the store had one, this seemed to help keep her calm. Of course not all stores have carts and she outgrew the stroller.
Ol' LZ is really racking up the prestigous awards, isn't he, for writing violence provoking crap such as this:
" And the reason why we're staring at you every other bite is not because we're acknowledging some sort of mutual understanding that kids will be kids but rather we want to kill you for letting your brat ruin our dinner."
So LZ is for spanking, just not in public? So spanking is 'child abuse' according to liberals, but they expect 'the look' to imply in public what parents have a duty to do in private?
Most child-haters I have encountered are seniors who ooze their hatred for them even when they are well-behaved. Such as when you show up at the pool with them in tow -- they haven't done anything and already they're puffing and grunting and rolling their eyes, as though their good time is spoiled (and they're going to let you know!). And I'm sure most never raised children, and went on to live the life of a narcissist.
To them my sentiment is, 'relax, they'll be paying your social security in a few years'.
I’m a cashier at a LARGE grocery/gen merchandise store (I won’t name it) and a mother was letting her child run amok. I had been standing there 6 hours already and over one hundren customers later watching this kid scream and throw fits. I finally got frustrated and asked the mother if she wanted a “plastic” bag for the kid. She got the meaning and glared at me while I smiled back at her. True story.
I’m surprised I didn’t get fired.
Just saying what? That you like to speak in half or incomplete sentences?
Say what you mean and mean what you say. Otherwise keep it to yourself/S
Callous as it sounds, Mr. RightField and I always told our children that while they were special to us, they were definitely NOT special to the rest of the world. We expected them to develop good manners and social graces in order to survive on their own. The world outside our home would not be forgiving of selfish, boorish behavior, and their livelihoods and friendships would be determined in large part by their own social behavior.
I agree with the author. It’s never good to have to deal with brats or their brat parents.
I have four kids. We were always too embarrassed to stay in the public place when our kids acted up. I never understood why other parents stayed..
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