After his son knocked over a drink what this dad did next will make you stop and think in the future.
Kalynne Marie from Minnesota shared on Facebook a recent experience she witnessed and it has since gone viral.
She wrote, “I just witnessed a boy, maybe about 6 or 7, accidentally spill a slushee everywhere. I’m talking blue and red goop all over the floor, the table, everywhere. The boy looked up at who I assume was his father, and immediately apologized.
“Instead of getting angry, his father just said “Hey, it happens. Let’s go get napkins and I can show you how to clean it up.”
“Then they calmly went to get napkins and then he helped him clean the entire mess. Then, as they were throwing the napkins away, the father said to his son,
“You’re going to be a human being for a long time, and you have such a smart brain that it’s important you learn how to be more aware of what you’re doing. So next time just be sure to pay more attention to your surroundings so accidents like this don’t happen. Accidents like these can be prevented, but it’s still okay if they happen. As long as you take responsibility for your mistakes, the clean up is a breeze.”
“I have no words. That is parenting done right, shared Kalynne.
She later added that she heard the man say, “I know big messes seem overwhelming and you might feel like you can’t do it by yourself, but it’s always okay to ask for help. There is no problem with asking for help when you need it.”
Her post has received over 6000 shares and over 8600 reactions.
Great job to this dad! Congratulations on raising an awesome kid too.
To be honest I don’t always have the best reaction when something like that happens, I tend to overreact. Our youngest son recently knocked a glass and it smashed all over the restaurant floor – the kind manager just said “Never mind accidents happen” and got on with cleaning up our mess. It is nice when people respond with kindness instead of scowling at you after your child makes a mess.
I am always telling our son to be more aware of what is around him. I like this dads approach!
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