While standing in a DMV line a child that appeared to be about 6 or 7 repeatedly went through the line and hit random strangers. Some people enjoyed a closed fist instead of an open hand. One elderly man was hit hard in his private area while the mom could not care less where her child was or what he was doing to strangers minding their business. I was fuming but avoided a confrontation because time and again when garbage like this happens the parents get mad when you try to tell them, let alone reprimand their child. It made the wait absolutely miserable for about 8 adults though.
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Oh how I WANTED to! But then, I'd be arrested for child abuse even though the child was the one who went through the line several times HITTING people. He hit an elderly man right in the penis! The other men groaned knowing it hurt him.
As I said, I learned to do it 'accidently', the kids soon learn when to stop. You can accidently step on a toe.
Thats when you go up to the mother and address it and if yu don't feel comfortable the DMV has security guards don't they? If not? Call the local police station after trying to handle it yourself...violence isn't ok and scare the shit outta the kid
Everyone said the mom would overreact whether we spoke or hit back. She ignored us & him. The security person was not paying attention, too busy collecting clipboards. He'd probably already been hit in the penis before we arrived & knew to st
Sorry abbykorinnelee, children have been given too much control and know they can get away with anyhting, it is about time adults took back control. A painful reminder is quick and easy.
I believe that an eye for an eye could have been of use. If I ran up to another person and hit them, I should EXPECT that I'd get hit back at the very least or get arrested, not get away without consequence. Public places aren't babysitting centers.
Amen! Why are there so many parents' that allow their children to go wild? If this EVER happens to me again, I probably will have to whop the kid and the parent because they don't want to hear anything bad about themselves or their kids.
Glad you commented! No one has perfect parents but this woman completely ignored the child and the adults that were trying to get her attention. A LOT of bad things could have happened to that kid while he was out of her sight and out of her mind.
Frankly, I don't think she cares what happens to the child. She might think it's one less mouth to feed.
I'd NEVER had this issue before. He truly was a little monster, no doubt being raised by an adult one in my opinion. Unfortunately, I know 2 cases where adults stood idly by and allowed illegal behavior from one (perfect stranger) adult to another.
Very smart lady! You took charge and addressed the issue. The child was called by the mother a couple of times but he ignored her and went back to pestering and hitting people in line.
That was an extreme issue, but if it were like what you were going through, I get eye level, stare directly at them and force eye contact while restraining them by their wrists, I give a warning and if they do it again I leave and deal with them
I don't have children but I really wanted to knock him one after a couple of hits. I figured the mom would have me arrested if I talked to her or him, rather than address the actions of her assaulting child. That's the tendency these days.