Monday, January 2, 2012
Disciplining Other Kids
How many times do you wish you could say something to a misbehaving child in your home, at the store, doctor's office, or in the mall?
It's difficult to meet the challenge because (1) the parent may get angry with you or (2) the disrespectful child may holler back, "I don't have to mind you."
People repeat that adage, "It takes a village to raise a child" but a rare few want to take on the responsibility of correcting inappropriate behavior of other people's kids.
Personally, I think there are times when other adults must get involved. Especially when a child is acting inappropriate and the parent doesn't have a clue or is absent. It could be a safety issue.
I've been the parent whose kid was acting up (yes!) but I didn't know. Then when a parent came to me with an explanation and told me why they corrected my kid, I thanked them. My eyes cannot be everywhere. So what do YOU think? Get involved or not? Leave your comment and let's start a lively discussion.