When a parent finds the need to say "shut up" to a child multiple times, they have lost their composure and are acting like the child.
The reality is this:
What damaging things that dysfunctional parents want to say to their kids at home is their assumed prerogative. They shouldn't do it, but nobody will stop them.
But in public, it becomes my business and anyone else's who feels that the parent is behaving untowardly or completely wrong to their child or children.
The first time I made it my business was at the Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange...I was 10. A dad was browbeating his daughter excessively. So i walked over to their aisle and stared/glared at the Dad until he turned and asked if i had a problem. Then I just walked away.
While working at a 7-eleven while in grad school, a tattooed dad got mad at his kid and threatened to slap him upside the head. I firmly told him, "not in my store you won't" He threatened to jump through over the counter and kick my ***. However, his child did not get hit in the store.
I come from a family that had an abusive Marine dad. There is no way I will tolerate in public parents who make their kids feel even half of what I did.
No. It's not happening. I will step in every time and I think the friend was 100% correct in doing so.
If you can't parent properly within visible society, then it's society's job to right your wrong, verbally, through DHS, through CPS, or through police intervention.
End of story.
Sham 69 wrote:
shut your mouth and shut up mean the same thing