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While walking to the train in the morning, I occasionally see a woman walking with her daughter to school who is constantly, loudly and sarcastically berating the little girl, seemingly through their whole walk. The last time I saw them, the girl was trying to joke and talk to her mom, and the mom kept yelling, "What is WRONG with you? God. Why can't you walk faster? And why are you talking about that? What did we talk about? Didn't we? Huh? Are we deaf? WALK FASTER. Come on. HURRY UP. God, you're real smart...." and on and on.<br><br>
This morning I saw them again, and the little girl was dragging her bag and saying, "Mommy, why can't you carry it?" Says the mother, "I said. I CANNOT. CARRY. IT. Do you understand English? Duhhh!"<br><br>
Every time she does this, she does it in a very loud, yelling voice.<br><br>
I hate to think what this girl might go through at home. Is she being hit, or not fed properly, or punished cruelly? I have to think that people who do this in public are far worse in private, although i don't have proof.<br><br>
I realize that these are people I don't know, and I certainly don't want to engage this woman, but I wanted to vent about this here since it seems people would understand.
 

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Yuck. I hate hearing stuff like that. It's hard, I know.
 

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the way the mom is going about things is not very nice. But at the same time she seems very frustrated. I know if I needed to be somewhere and my children were not cooperating after the expectations had been mae clear I would probably be guilty of being less than tolerant with my child.<br><br>
but then whi8le walking to the bus stop I may have been heard saying "stop talking and walk faster, STOP DRAGGING YOUR BAG!, what did we talk about, pick up the pace . . . . "
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">the way the mom is going about things is not very nice. But at the same time she seems very frustrated. I know if I needed to be somewhere and my children were not cooperating after the expectations had been mae clear I would probably be guilty of being less than tolerant with my child.<br><br>
but then whi8le walking to the bus stop I may have been heard saying "stop talking and walk faster, STOP DRAGGING YOUR BAG!, what did we talk about, pick up the pace . . . . "</div>
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Yeah, trust me she is much worse than that. It's not telling the kid to stop or hurry up that bothers me; it's the namecalling, calling the girl stupid, repeating condescending words over and over, aka definitely NOT GD. And she's doing it every time I see them, which is frequently.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, trust me she is much worse than that. It's not telling the kid to stop or hurry up that bothers me; it's the namecalling, calling the girl stupid, repeating condescending words over and over, aka definitely NOT GD. And she's doing it every time I see them, which is frequently.</div>
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That's what's awful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Is there any way that you could let someone at the school know about this? Maybe they could monitor her to make sure that nothing worse is going on?
 

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That is a good idea. I was just going to post that the way that woman was acting is aweful, but I didnt have any idea how to help.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is there any way that you could let someone at the school know about this? Maybe they could monitor her to make sure that nothing worse is going on?</div>
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Thanks but therein lies the problem--I don't even know which school. I know they are en route to one, but there are about a million and one elementary schools in this area, and if it's private, it could be out of town too. I know roughly the area they walk through, but not from which house or to which school. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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