- A young boy was ripping up church brochures and leaving a mess. His parents were nearby but didn’t do anything.
- A girl made a rude comment to a stranger. The parents ignored it although it upset the stranger.
- A young girl was screaming for an extended period of time in a store. A number of customers were upset that the mother was not responding to this girl.
- A child was kicking the back of the seat ahead of him in the airplane. The parents did not intervene to stop this behavior.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Children irritating others
Recently I’ve read a number of stories where people are upset by parents who are not appropriately responding to their children’s misbehavior. When children are irritating others or destroying other’s property, parents have a responsibility to step in and set some limits. These are some examples of situations where parents were not responding and others were becoming upset: