Madam has had a few discipline issues lately, and has really been pushing the boundaries. She has been hurting other children -pushing, shoving biting etc.
I took her to playgroup during the week, and on the way I made it very, very clear – if she misbehaved I would take her home.
We had been there about an hour, and she had been playing happily with the other kids on the wooden castle, when out of the blue she stabbed at three of the other kids with a stick. Luckily there were no serious injuries – just three scraming crying children.
Straight away I told her we were going home.
She screamed, yelled, ran away and threw a temper tantrum.
The whole time I was quietly telling her to please go to the car.
In the middle of this, another mother – who I had a go at last summer for leaving her kids in the car on a stinking hot day – had the nerve to intervene.
She asked my daughter directly if she would like to stay and play and be good instead of going home, then started suggesting different “time out” strategies etc..
I finally got mine into the car and home – she cried and cried, very distressed, but she learnt that I meant what I said.
Next thing this woman sends an sms, saying she is happy to let me try time outs at the mext session. Sorry? She is happy to let me try to discipline my child her way???? Grrrr. She made a very distressing situation 100 times worse, and now wants to tell me how to raise my child???
How could any person think this is acceptable behaviour???
Posted by katelt, 23rd May 2014