Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone else being embarrassed? What’s most likely to make you squirm?
I respect people minding their own business, may it be public or private, as long as it does not directly affect me. They can do what they want, whenever they want.
But if there is one thing that I hate, like really hate seeing or that makes me cringe, it will be kids being scolded in public. I have seen this happened several times, in different places – schools, shopping malls, bookstores, coffee shops, and restaurants.
As an adult, I understand that maybe the parent is tired and the screaming kid used up the remaining patience in his/her body but again, as an adult they should also know better. I get the thing about different parenting styles but I hope embarrassing the children in public should not an option. Saying things like “stop wasting my time!” or berating your own child, in public, on the way home just because they got a low score from an exam should not happen. They may not realize that these will have a psychological impact to their kids later on; how the harsh words and public humiliation may affect them as they grow up.
YELLING silences your message. Speak quietly so your children can hear your words instead of just your voice.
– L. R. Knost
I may not be a parent yet but I had my share of raising a child. I believe communication plays a big role. In our case, we talk to our kid and we try to set her expectation beforehand. Explain it in a manner that a young mind can comprehend and not be afraid. Fear is never a good thing. At times fear can develop into hate. Fear potentially creates a gap between the parent and the child.
Fear is never a good thing. At times fear can develop into hate. Fear potentially creates a gap between the parent and the child.
I still believe in the power of communication. Let us not push them away from us emotionally and psychologically. Children do not understand a lot of things in this world the way adults do. Talk to them and help them understand. No need to shout, really.
This is in response to Daily Post’s Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy
What should not be heard by little ears, should not be said by big mouths.