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Edited by Dexy86: 8/20/2014 3:12:05 AM
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You see a child throwing a tantrum in a grocery store, whats the first thing that crosses your mind?

Someone needs a timeout.

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They need to leave them at home with a babysitter.

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Ever try to beating their ass?

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please whip them now..

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I'll let them use my belt

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No wrong answers I'm sure all of us have been in the situation as adults it's a taboo to question someone else's parenting skills. I'm sure some of us have thought one of these. [spoiler] when I say child I'm talking about the ages of 6 to 15.[/spoiler]
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  • Kill them
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      • Generally past six they are good to go.
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      • I think anout how the parents can't control their child
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        • Usually I just look at the parents and make them feel uncomfortable for having there Screaming Child next to me.
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          • Isnt it usually kids under OPs suggested age that throw the tantrums publicly?
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            • She needs to go to the medication isle. sudafed kid. What?
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            • Kids will be kids. Scream n shout, cry n pout; you can't blame the parents all the time.
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              • Someone needs a nap. Seriously, the only time my daughter acts out (and it damn sure won't be in public but if it is, her and I will be heading to the car to have a talk about how unacceptable her behavior is and that NOBODY wins in a situation like that) is when she's pretty damn exhausted.
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              • As someone who worked in a grocery store and fast food for years, I can't really recall children being that spoiled. In my experience, children have actually been more thoughtful and understanding of how the store works than adults. On the other hand, I've had many adults (especially senior citizens) have temper tantrums, scream at people, and throw things at others, at machines, or on the floor. To further pull in the point, it's never been a child that's taken a shit on the floor/smeared it on the wall.
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              • Someone elses kid? Move on, and go about my day. My kid? Tell him: "hush, child. Or else i will send you to Zimbabwe."
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                • depends on the situation
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                • [i]what a godawful parent with a godawful child[/i]
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                • I hear a slap approaching his face.
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                • 15? Really?
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                  • Edited by TheBritishBacön: 8/20/2014 11:01:14 PM
                    Secret option X: Get shopping delivered to you so you don't have to put up with this shit. Also: This contributes as to why I don't want kids.
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                  • Choke him/her out and let them sleep on the floor.
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                    • I work in retail, so every screaming child evokes blood-fugue visions of physical violence.
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                      • Edited by Lord Nocturne: 8/20/2014 11:04:31 PM
                        My first thought is that the parent or parents need to do something to control their kid. I don't advocate any method of punishment over the other, you can throw as many studies at me as you like saying so and so works better than this and that, but each individual is going to react to different punishments in different ways. A parent should experiment with different styles and use whichever works best for their individual child, and as long as it's humane and works, it's alright by me. But in my personal opinion, jumping straight to physical violence shouldn't be the first answer, it should be a last resort. It may work for some kids, but you still run the risk of them growing up with unresolved emotional issues and becoming resentful of you. Children shouldn't be the ones who control their parents, but taking into account all of the possible gains and losses of different scenarios is never a bad idea. (By the way, if someone is seriously still throwing tantrums at the age of fifteen, unless they have a disability of some sort there is a major problem there.)
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                      • "Thank god I'm not having kids"
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                        • Edited by Progo: 8/20/2014 7:06:32 PM
                          I actually wrote a psychology paper about confronting abusive parents in grocery store parking lots, it's a very interesting subject. ...but if it were my child, he would know damn well that tantrums don't get you anything but more punishment. (But they are usually caused by excessive sugar or lack of sleep, so maybe a timeout depending on the situation)
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                          • I'm no parent. But if it were my child. I'd give him three chances. He blows it? I'll threaten him with Lonepaul. That'll make him stop.
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                          • I'm gonna spank them with a chainsaw
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                          • Man...as a parent of a four year old, I find that even if the kid is older I just feel for them and the parents. Those grocery store moments aren't always reflective of what people are really like but if the worst is going to come out, the probability is pretty close to 1 that it will happen there. My son has had a couple epic tantrums but we try to give him proper incentive to behave well in public. Natural consequences are a beautiful thing. Sometimes a kid is just too tired or hungry or whatever to be there and we parents need to be sensitive to that. Of course, sometimes you just need some freaking groceries and you have to smile and push through it. It sucks for everyone. Parenting is tough. So next time you see that demon child, try to cut both them and the parent some slack. We all have off days.
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                            • "Why hasn't the parent slapped their child?"
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                              The first thing that comes to mind is "what are the parents doing about it?" Kids will cry and be kids, but it's up to the parents to raise them to know when it is and isn't acceptable to flip their shit.
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