(Closed) Is this as offensive to you as it is to me?

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Is my sister in law's name calling abusive?
    Yes : (193 votes)
    97 %
    No (and please explain your reasoning) : (6 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    I don’t think you are out of touch at all.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    It’s not acceptable to resort to name-calling among adults. With children? I don’t even comprehend how she justifies it. I’m studying to be a teacher now, and under my state’s laws I would be obligated to report this sort of behavior, as it really is abusive.

     

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    that is crazy!! and terrible parenting.. wow.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    No, this is definitely *not* okay. I have to stop listening to how some parents choose to speak to their children, because I can’t think of even one instance where calling a child stupid is appropriate. It’s verbally and emotionally abusive to treat a child like that.

    Post # 7
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    578 posts
    Busy bee

    this makes me so incredibly sad for this child 🙁 is there any way you could work on getting her to anger management? this could cause serious and permanent damage to this vulnerable boy, growing up believing he is a “moron” because his mom told him so

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You’re right for feeling this way. It’s not normal. I had to pull my daughter aside the other day to correct myself after asking her to please knock off her whiney brat attitude. I felt like a name caller and that didn’t sit right with me.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    SHE’S out of touch.  Poor kids.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    ou know what-this comes to my mind. My parents never called me names but I had one teacher who always called me and a few others “dumb bunnies” it stuck with me for years because I thought I was smart until I got labeled as a “dumb” So not cool.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    It wouldnt offend me but it sure would piss me off. Next time she does something stupid call her a dumbass and when she acts shocked tell her she needed some “parenting”

    Post # 13
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    578 posts
    Busy bee

    i honestly keep tearing up when i think about this :'( poor kid. 12 is a hard age when you have *supportive* parents… i can’t imagine

    ETA: I just want to grab that boy, hug him, and as that woman in The Help would say (mind blank on her name!): “You is KIND, you is SMART, you is IMPORTANT”

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    This is terrible, she should be reported for this behavior.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @BlueberryPi:  agreed!

     

    I read a lot of true crime.  I read about a mother who was seriously abusing her stepson to the point of his death.  A lot of neighbors and teachers saw behaviors like the mom name calling and dehumanizing in front of others.  Sadly the systems in place to help him failed.  The neighbors and such did make calls to report though.

     

    poor guy!  no one deserves to be treated like that!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    That is….wow.. No words… 

     

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