I was on a social networking site and a "friend" posted results of one of those quizzes. A friend of my friend posted a remark that really offended me and I responded.. I probably just should have stayed out of it but it went like this.. tell me how could I have handled this better?
I am pretty sure she is a young mom.. has a baby only a few months old..so not an experienced parent by any stretch, but I really felt like I was banging my head against a brick wall trying to even respond to her.
The quiz was.. which J & K character are you? (I know...I know.. a whole bunch of feelings here.. but it wasn't the show or the characters that had me responding, it was HER RESPONSE to the situation..ie..just smack a bratty kid around..)
"i cant stand that lil brat (maddie)...i would smack her oneif i were her mom!"
I responded that smacking a child likely would not help resolve the situation or bring about the desired behavior, etc.
""if ur talkin about my comment it was a joke..i would never smack a kid!...and its not the situatiion its the way she was raised i been watchin the show for like 3 yrs and she's always been that way..but its not my kid so i dont care"
I responded that it was fine.. but on a social networking site where your comments go not only to your friend, but their friends, you should really be more considerate about what you post, even joking. I also explained that some people consider striking a child abuse (which I doubt she was joking at all..but anyways) I asked her if she would find it as funny if someone joked about verbally abusing a child or sexually abusing a child... (*yeah, I know it was harsh, but I was trying to get her to THINK)
"well thats exactly what i was doing, JOKING,guess i just have a different personality then you, but dont ever put spanking a child and sexual and emotional abuse in the same catagory, because there's not a comparison, and on top of that Im a mother and i have never spanked my child or never intend to, but i believe in some situations kids deserve to be spanked, not hard to were it could hurt them, but to use as a warning if the do something that is completely out of line..but anyway im not going to argue on my aunts facebook page anymore, but thanks for "your" opinion...have a good night!"
School me in the art of standing up for something important in a social networking forum please..