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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingParenting · 1 decade ago

Should parents be punished for having bratty kids?

It seems the fault lies there....

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think parents who allow their children to annoy everyone have no manners. Possibly these parents are "bratty" too and see nothing wrong in it.

    I understand that very young children can be very loud with their screaming and tantrums, and of course giving them a good smack merely exacerbates the situation.

    However, if a child is having a paddy, my action were I the father would be to remove said anklebiter from the public gaze and earshot, away from any fun, and simply make the toddler stay where it is boring until he/she realises there is no fun to be had and you do not get your own way by throwing a fizz.

    When the poor little dear stops crying, I would then explain that I need a promise to be good if we go back to where it is all happening, and make a promise of my own that any more naughtiness would mean home to bed for the errant child. And if it happened, I would make sure that is exactly what happened and hopefully it would be a lesson learned.

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  • Blondi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    No, some children are bratty from no fault of their own but their parents, but some also can have underlying problems that have nothing to do with the parenting. So No parents should not be punished for that. What would you suggest the punishment be?..lol I think if the kids are bratty that is good enough punishment.

    Source(s): I have a child with Aspergers syndrome that can be difficult sometimes.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Only if the kids are bratty because the parent doesn't punish them. I know this sounds bad, but I've been in line at the store more than once and wanted to straighten out the parent as much as their horribly obnoxious child.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I totally agree with The Grit.... I cannot stand to see a kid screaming and the parent is bargaining with him or asking him does he want this or that. You lay down the law and you have to be in charge. All kids will act bratty now and then but there are a few I know that are totally out of control and the parents don't do anything about it. Kids like to have boundaries....

    Source(s): mom of 2 adorable girls
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hell yes!

    Last night, we were eating dinner in a family establishment. At the table across from us sat a mother and father and two young kids (both under three). The little boy threw a fit and threw himself on the ground when his mother tried to put him in his booster seat.

    I watched them fight with him for an hour trying to get him to sit down and eat. He was running all over the place (it was packed) and getting in people's way. The dad was frustrated and angry. The mom thought it was cute and just let him run.

    It's very simple. They needed to be the parents and lay down the law. That's how my parents did it. That's how a lot of parents do it. And their kids are well behaved. Instead, they let him do whatever. And it's their own fault.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actually, the parents will be punished. Their punishment may come in the form of a broken heart, a lost child, a child that ends up embarrassing the family name later, due to the lack of discipline.

    Source(s): personal experience
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, many times it is the parents fault for the way that their children behave whether they are good or bad. There are also outside influences like school and stuff, but for the most part it is the parents and sibblings who influence them and their actions. Parents shouldn't really be punished, but it is probably mostly their fault.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I never spoiled my daughter and she can be a pretty big brat. I am not exaggereating when I say that she will pick a fight with me or her dad or brother daily. She gets put in time out at least 3 times a day. Some kids are Brats by the friends they keep. I am a friend to this little girl's mother that My daughter plays with and the little girl and my daughter act EXACTLY alike. They act like they are twins. I swear to it! Anyway even my daughter's teacher agree that these 2 act like twins. because her and that little girl went the rounds last year because she insisted that "YOU AREN'T MY BOSS!!!!!!" to the teacher & well you can figure out the rest from there. Any ideas to help me that i haven't already tried email me & I will try them.

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  • mayedo
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    specific deliver em to bootcamp. could the mothers and dads be punished? Heck NO that's a crutch, so as that youngsters (youngsters in specific)do no longer could take own repsonsibilty for their own strikes. you've 3 little ones all in an identical kinfolk, 2 with a common, mainstream, postive existence-sort.... jobs, good acquaintances great marks and what no longer, a million baby performing up, and making detrimental options. How does that time out the determine desires parenting instructions? No the baby performing up, desires bootcamp and a speedy lesson particularly/existence. youngsters and little ones in recent times are discovering the thank you to play the equipment and regrettably being inspired to BLAMESHIFT, subsequently crime is increasing and the priority is actual transforming into to be worse. the government needs to eliminate the parental administration, and dictate how mothers and dads self-discipline their little ones, as nicely as stress 2 determine families to the two paintings, so as to pay the lease/expenses and sport, for the kinfolk. enable the government be in charge whilst little ones act up.

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  • shojo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    You have to keep in mind that sometimes what one perceives as "brattiness" is of no fault of the child or the parents. My 3 year old autistic child can be a pain, especially in crowded public situations. She can't help it, and neither can we. Our older two children are polite, well mannered, civilized children.

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