What is wrong with these children's parents?!

posted 3 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChellFish22:Q:  How do you know when a child is lying?

A: Their lips are moving.

Just because a 12 yr old says their parents are ok with their language, I wouldn’t bet the mortgage on it.

That language does unfortunately mean those children have been exposed to such language, whether from listening to their parents, friends, other kids, or in the media.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@ChellFish22:  OMG how horrible. I use to nanny for a family that would allow their children to swear because if they “had a swear word in their head they need to say it to get it out”, which was the most assanine thing I have ever heard. Imagine a 7 and 5 year old saying “fuck” 5-10x a day, and the parents thinking it was funny. Needless to say, I didn’t nanny for tha family very long. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Lol right even now I don’t curse in front of my parents…. My younger siblings on the other hand…

Post # 8
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Worker bee

These children are obviously exposed to such language either at home, school or the media. It’s absolutely disgusting. Being the mom to a 9 year old girl…I can’t even begin to formulate what my reaction would be if I heard such language coming from my child but if any adult came to me with such info on my kid’s language I would definitely take heed and address it.

 

Absolutely digusting. 

 

While you cannot always control what your kid is exposed to, it’s the parent’s responsibility to help the kids understand what is acceptable and what is unacceptable. Lightly speaking, those kids need a lesson. 

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

@ChellFish22:  Right? I mean, wtf? Our parents instilled fear in us. I agree, if I spoke that way to my parents, they woud have kicked my butt up and down the block, and stick a bar of soap in my mouth. Good lord. Some parents are so lazy today. DH and I are considering not having kids either. We know we’d be good parents, but the village is dead. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChellFish22:  I think the parents are reacting with embarassment at being called out by other parents.

There are quite a few Bees who have defended  their right to use such language in many posts. Maybe this will be an eye opener as to what their children will sound like.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChellFish22:  While I think it’s terrible for kids to use that language so much, I also think the woman was way out of line confronting them.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Stuff like this also makes me avoid having kids; even though I would love to, the lack of parenting by other people just makes me cringe and get wary that my children would get exposed to that kind of language.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh Schofield. Their posts show up on OSMW a lot too. 

Unfortunately, military children often have a parent that is physically gone and a spouse left at home, trying to do everything,  becoming overwhelmed, and checking out which leaves their kids to do whatever. I’m not saying this is a valid excuse. It very much isn’t.  But these kids don’t have a true parental figure at home to teach them right from wrong so I never see the point of these very public rants. 

I think it’s quite extreme to say you don’t want to have kids because of these type of incidents. Yes,  you can’t control everything your child will be exposed to but you can teach your child how to appropriately handle themselves.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m glad other people are of the same mind I am when it comes to not wanting kids due to things like this. I don’t think someone is out of line for confronting the kids if the parents aren’t doing anything and the language is ruining the couples’ dinner.

I agree that the “it takes a village” mentality has been destroyed, and we’re worse off for it.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Her husband should have tanned those kids’ hide, if their parents don’t have the balls to do it.

Keep it classy, Hawaii.

Yeah, I have no problem putting other people’s kids in their proper places when they need it. Made me real popular around base. Ha.

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