I saw a lady texting while she was driving, and her little kid was in a carseat in the back. It was on a highway too, so everyone was going really fast. Obviously putting her child in danger. I hate when people text and drive anyway, but it's even worse when you have your kids in the car with you!
And of course the parents who scream and and hit their child in public. I'm not talking about spanking, because spanking is a controlled swat or two on the bottom, and should not be done out of anger. But I'm talking about the parents who grab their kid in a fit of anger and just start smacking the crap out of them while yelling and screaming. I'm not a violent person, but gosh, I'd love to punch those parents in the face. How low do you have to be to take your anger out on and bully a small child?
I also saw a lady once who kept repeatedly spanking her toddler. She wasn't doing it violently or screaming at her, but it was still ridiculous, because basically, the mom just wanted to have a good time with her friends (this was at a restaurant and the lady was with some friends and dragged her kid along) and expected the little girl to behave like a mini adult so that she could do so. The girl looked barely two years old, but the mom just plopped her in a chair and didn't give her anything to do, and completely ignored her. She was way more interested in chit-chatting with her friends and literally had her back turned to her daughter the entire time, except for the few times she would notice that the daughter, who was obviously bored, was getting up out of her seat, so she'd quickly smack her and then turn back around and continue talking and laughing with her friends. And the girl just kept getting up anyway no matter how many times the mom smacked her. She could have at least actually paid attention to her kid and kept her occupied, or given her something to do like crayons or a toy. Or even better, just left her home with a babysitter!
And one time at McDonald's, I saw this psycho lady there with her son, who looked about 5 or 6. And for literally no reason, the lady suddenly grabbed her son by the shoulders and started screaming in his face at the top of her lungs. Really, they had just been standing there by the counter waiting for their food, so I didn't even see the kid do anything. And the poor kid looked terrified and had tears streaming down his face, but he didn't move or say a word, like he was so afraid to. I'm sure the mom was like that all the time.
And Cheyenne, next time, DO NOT listen to your mother. She is obviously as cruel and heartless as the parents of that baby if she would just ignore such horrible abuse of a child. I'm all for respecting your parents in most cases, but if I saw a baby being treated like that I'd be whipping out my phone and calling the police whether my mom liked it or not.