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I wouldn't stick it out. I know I'm in the minority here. I would tell your friends in the group that you are leaving because you couldn't handle the "bed without dinner" for a two year old story and I would find a new group.

I wouldn't say that about just anything, but this pushes my buttons all over the place. I also don't see the value in exposing a two year old to people who punish this way. I expose my two year old to people from different racial, religious, ethnic and class backgrounds, people who speak different languages, people who watch TV or eat meat (we don't), people who say ridiculous though well-intentioned sexist things to him. But I don't see any value in exposing him to parents who yell at children who aren't even in their family, and who treat their own children even worse. Not the right kind of diversity!
 

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Originally Posted by Sarihah
If you decide to eschew contact with people who parent in ways that you are strongly opposed to, whether or not you are present when these parents do things that you know are wrong, what's left for you?

I don't know about you, and I hope I don't come off in an ugly way, but there aren't too many people in my world who parent the way that I think parenting should be done. I also know a lot of people in marriages and relationships that I don't think are very healthy for either the adults or the children. Maybe I live in a very dysfunctional corner of the world.
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But these people have other aspects to their beings, they aren't ONLY these negative characteristics and traits.
Well, your milage may vary, as is the common expression---there are just some things that push my buttons, that exceed my tolerance. I could even handle a mom saying, "I potched him when he ran into the street" better than "she was being 'bad' so I sent her to bed without dinner."
 
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