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I was in a department store the other day when there was a mum shopping with her daughter that probably would’ve been around 5 or 6 years old. The little girl was on the floor playing with some kind of Barbie car or van or something. The little girl told her mum she wanted it now. The mum told her no she couldn’t have it because it cost too much money & she might have to wait till her birthday. ( I understand exactly) the girl said ” NO mum I want it NOW”. I was listening to the whole thing from the next aisle over & couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I moved over to the aisle they were in the next thing shocked me. The little girl called her mum a f##king b##ch & kicked her in the leg. I couldn’t help my self I said to the girl “that’s not a very nice thing to say or do to your mum who loves you”. The girl poked her tongue out & the mum told me to mind my own f##king business. How disgraceful. No wonder this child already has a filthy mouth & bad attitude.


Posted by lozzamill, 24th June 2014


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  • Hmmm, sure doesn’t pay to involve yourself in others dramas, even when you think you’re doing it for good. Seems like this mother deserves what her daughter is like, she’s obviously learning it from her mother!

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  • well i see that you were trying to be helpful but people don’t want to hear this because they feel that they are being judged. Hopefully these two will learn some manners though

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  • I would never tell someone’s else child off. IF I felt a child was in danger of hurting themselves and their parent wasn’t there I would try and help the child but I would personally feel uncomfortable telling a child off that wasn’t my own. However, people reap what they sow and clearly, the child’s mother has to take responsibility over how her child behaves.

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  • yes I think that it’s definitely disgustin for the mother to be speaking like that to a stranger when was she was trying to do is help herparticular case i think it was necessary to say something i certainly would have said something myself.

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  • I can see where your coming from but im guessing the mum didnt like to be told her to raise her child.
    I think if it had been me i would of been in to much shock to of even said anything especially to hear those sort of words coming from a 6 year old child.

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  • I can’t abide badly behaved children at the best of times, never mind when it’s in public. But would I say something to the child? Probably not, especially if the mother or father was there. Their child, their problem. However, if the child was doing something that the parent wasn’t aware of, or causing damage to property, or hurting other people or animals (even if the parent was aware) then yes, I would say something.

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  • I did quietly remind two children that “This is not the play area” when they were running and hiding around the clothing racks in Target. I think their mum was in the change rooms. They did stop so that was the end of that.

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  • I personally have never told someone else’s child off but I can see you did it from a good place and thought you where helping. For those people that think if a parent swears so does the child this is not true I have a bit of a gutter mouth BUT my children and grandchildren know I do not except it from them and my children never swore it is only when the parent does not care enough to teach them what is and is not exceptable. My kids would not even say bloody infront of me as an adult with out saying sorry Mum and I am known for when I get angry or upset for letting the F bombs fly. So for the child to act in the way it did she has not been taught that it is not right to swear nor has she been taught any respect for her elders

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  • If someone spoke to my child in a department store like that, I probably would give you a very similar response. For no other reason than it was none of your business and you should have kept walking and not involved yourself. How people choose to raise their children is up to them and of no concern of strangers. JMHO

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  • You had the very best of intentions so don’t feel bad. If this mother has a foul mouth as well as the child I pray another family member can step in and teach manners and respect with this child.. as apparently this mother is a terrible role model.

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  • In my opinion i don’t think its ever alright to tell someone elses child off as you don’t know wether that child has a medical condition that makes her/him behave in that manner, I myself use to get frustrated when other people told off my daughter for her screaming the shopping centre down, being aggressive etc, little did they know she has Autism & ADHD/OD and i wasn’t going to broadcast it to them either. The only time i would say its appropriate to butt in and say something to a child is if the child was doing something dangerous and the parent was unaware. But i do have to agree that the mother using profanity is uncalled for.

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  • And she probably wonders why her child misbehaves! This is a very touchy subject and it’s hard to know when to say something or keep quiet and unfortunately in this case the mother thought you were being nosey but I probably would’ve said something as well. If a child is acting up and screaming the store down and/or being violent towards a relative I would be sure to say something regardless of the outcome because I would like the child to know that that sort of behaviour is unacceptable.

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  • Your story made me laugh! There you are thinking your helping this poor mother out only to be abused yourself. Poor child really hasn’t much of a future if this her only role model.

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