Today at the playground
Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:16 PM
It's a big jungle gym, HUGE! Ya know, like what you find in "rich prick" towns. Overweight children and their parents were running around the thing, not giving a shit about smaller children and their parent's were joining right in, not saying a word about having respect for others. Kids were climbing up slides while my Daughter was trying to go down, and going down right after her, potentially injuring her. We left unscathed, but I was amazed at how disrespectful these people were.
I asked one child in a really nice way if he could just chill and leave my Daughter alone, and the little *&%$@# had the nerve to talk back to me. They left, but it took some restraint not to take his parent's aside for a sit down.
We do our best to teach our Daughter to have respect for other children's feelings, belongings, space, etc. Wish everybody did. Not sure what the deal was. The only thing I know about the disrespectful people is that they were from someplace else (it seemed all from the same place).
Maybe there should be some sort of requirement to be allowed to reproduce. Mostly joking, but WTF?
Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:37 AM
He was maybe 7-8, and damn close to bullying my little girl right in front of me. It's now obvious that he was being aggressive on purpose.
My Daughter doesn't really understand what that is, but I could tell that if I wasn't there this little &%$*#!*&^%$# would have bullied her. Not sure how i'm gonna go about it, but I won't stand that shit for a second.
Is it the parenting?
I have a great story about bullying. My Friend used to get bullied when he was in HS. Kids would beat him up walking home from school. He never said anything, but his Pops caught on. Well, his Pops is......well, he's in waste management:wink:. So, he's walking home from school one day, the bullies were following him. All of a sudden a town car pulls up and a couple of goons get out and "rough up" the bullies. That was the last time anyone fucked w/ him. I think they carried his bag home after that.
He was great guy. He's gone now, was a VP at Cantor on 9/11. Sorry, I know that's a bit of a downer, he just came to mind:sad:.
Posted 10 July 2011 - 03:52 AM
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:13 PM
seriously! I have no problem disciplining other children at the playground. Maybe b/c I'm a teacher but it's not okay to endanger a lil one!
+1 I've found myself disciplining other children at the playground. Parents usually are so out of it they don't even see/hear it.
Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:54 PM
and if another child is being a goon, and their parent is not getting involved, i have no problem stepping in and directing the other child, e.g taking toys from someone else, or throwing sand, or swearing or whatever. or if the parent is being a wishy washy fool, i will talk directly to the other child. for example, there was a day when a small child, say three, was playing in the park across the street. he was throwing sand, the mother didn't stop him and jeremy literally got an eyeful. as i tried to clean jeremy's eyes out, the mother was hovering nervously saying in a hesitant, weak voice, "say sorry, say you're sorry..." her kid wasn't even paying attention, he was looking at jeremy (who was wailing) in shock. so i got right down at his level, looked him in the eyes and said very sternly, "don't throw sand. it hurts!"