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Would you approach a kid who you overheard making fun of your child?

  1. slaffery profile image59
    slafferyposted 6 years ago

    Would you approach a kid who you overheard making fun of your child?

    What would you do it you had just overheard a kid making fun of your child? Do you think it would be wrong to say something.  What if you said nothing but gave that child a stern look that said you knew what he/she just said?

  2. blackwuelfe profile image60
    blackwuelfeposted 6 years ago

    Ask the child who gave him the right to make fun of others.

  3. freecampingaussie profile image65
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    I would most likely say something to them if I had a chance to  as I think they need to learn that it is not acceptable behavior and sometimes it can have more effect coming from a stranger than family ,  the least I would do is give them a stern look.

  4. wildove5 profile image77
    wildove5posted 6 years ago

    Absolutely! You don't have to be mean or hurtful, but a simple  " that was not called for " or the like would suffice.

  5. OutsideTheLines profile image61
    OutsideTheLinesposted 6 years ago

    I would talk to his parents and request that they speak with him in a loving and non-harsh manner to let him know that it hurts people's feelings when he does it. That way it won't have any repercussions on your child by making the verbal abuse escalate "because you got me in trouble".

  6. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 6 years ago

    I would probably say something to the child about how inappropriate it was to make fun of others. Then my daughter would tell me later that I made it worse because now the kid would be mad. I figure if they don't now it is wrong, how can they learn not to do it. She tells me that it is worse when someone tells them that they shouldn't do that. They take it out on your child. If I go to their parents, it is even worse. It is like a loaded gun. No one wins. Bullies just keep doing what they do without any stopping. Our children have to stand up for themselves to make it stop.

  7. TheOracleKing profile image59
    TheOracleKingposted 6 years ago

    100% yes. Imagine if your child knows you overheard but didn't say anything? Your kid is going to think you don't care. I would tell the kid who was making fun of my kid to apologize to right away and I would also have a word with that kids parents.

  8. Mamadrama profile image60
    Mamadramaposted 6 years ago

    yes! without hesitation I would approach the child, and if need be their parent.

  9. JenJen0703 profile image82
    JenJen0703posted 6 years ago

    I might, depending on the situation. I try to let my children handle their own business, but if it is out of control or my child does not have a handle on the situation, I will say something to the other child. However, I will not yell at that child or be mean, just try to get on his or her level and talk to them. Sometimes that is why kids are so mean because they do not get much attention at home, and having someone to talk to can make a huge difference in a child.

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    Starmom41posted 5 years ago

    actually, I'd take the opposite approach-
    I'd say to my own kid, in front of the mean one, something like "Well, it looks like he wasn't brought up very well!" 

    it shows your kid you're on his side.