Karen Alpert from Baby Sideburns shares the time her kid was pushing around another kid in the playground and her reaction when another parent stepped in to discipline.
“I know I should have been there when this all went down, but unfortunately I was on the other side of the playground with my son’s friend who was crying,” she writes. “So no, I wasn’t there, but does that give you a right to discipline my kiddo? Does that give you the right to talk to him sternly and tell him to knock it off? Does that give you the right to act like you are the person in charge when he is actually MY child?”
“Ummmm, yes. YES IT DOES.”
“If my kid is acting like a douchenugget and I’m not around for whatever reason, you have my permission to tell him to knock that sh*t off,” she says. “I’m not saying you have the right to touch him in any way or yell at him uncontrollably (only I’m allowed to do that), but please feel free to tell him to stop being a jerkwad if he’s not waiting his turn to do the monkey bars.”
Karen is a strong believer in it takes a village to raise a family.
Go Karen! We love her response.
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