Permissive Parents: Curb your Brats

Excellent parenting article on this morning.

You know how I feel about “other people’s kids”, right? The annoying splashers in the pool. The screaming brats in restaurants (when the Frug and I are out escaping our own kids, we do not want to hear yours!) The seat kickers on airplanes. You know those kids. *sighs*

Anyway, definitely check this guy’s article out. He is a straight shooter!  Here are some highlights:


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.


And whenever a kid throws a temper tantrum in the middle of the shopping mall it’s just as bad as his soiling his pants to spite his parents, and it stinks just as much.

I have seen a small child slap her mother in the face with an open hand, only to be met with “Honey, don’t hit Mommy.” I have seen kids tell their parents “Shut up” and “Leave me alone” at the top of their lungs — and they are not put in check. I shake my head knowing it’s only going to get worse from here.

This is the part of child-rearing people don’t like to discuss, because socially, it’s not OK to dislike kids. The ugly truth is it’s the spineless parents who parade their undisciplined children around like royalty that make people dislike kids.

Children are wonderful but they are not the center of the universe. The sooner their parents make them understand that, the better off we all will be.

This entry was posted on July 5, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment

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