What would you do?

Shannintipton - posted on 05/08/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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What would you do if your child publicly blurts out a rude comment about a disabled person. For example. Look mommy that person is in wheel chair. Or that person is really fat. Just wanted to know. Thanks in advance for your comments. {:+)

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Cynthia - posted on 05/18/2011

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my son is 6 and he knows better. i would punish him and apologize to the person. i would let them see that i corrected him. i understand younger kids do it innocently but they need to be taught better. also it bug me to see kids playing in wheel chairs or with crunches.

Holly - posted on 05/18/2011

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My son did it today...i'm just going to use it as a teaching moment. I said nothing in the moment, for i didn't want to embarrass him to make him feel his thoughts were wrong, but I will discuss hurting people's feelings in the near future.. :)

Kelly - posted on 05/08/2011

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That's a tough one. I would probably (hopefully) just calmly reply that everyone is different, and it's not very polite to point out those differences. I suppose it depends on how old your child is. My son is almost 4, so he is noticing differences in people when we're out and about, but he hasn't made any rude comments about anyone. He'll usually just say "hey Mommy, why does/is s/he..." quietly to me, and I answer as delicately and truthfully as possible. Like the other day, we were having lunch at a fish and chip place and a woman went up to order and Kevin noticed she was bald. He said something like "Mommy, that lady doesn't have any hair!" and I said "You're right, she doesn't" and did my best to explain that not everyone has hair, why some people lose their hair, and then changed the subject, hoping he wouldn't bring it up again :) Hope this helps. Good luck!

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Laurie - posted on 05/09/2011

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my son says stuff like that too but he's merely making an observation the person he pointed out was fat

Constance - posted on 05/08/2011

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Constance - posted on 05/08/2011

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Hi Shannin, How is MIL? You know if one of kids dared they would pay dearly for saying somthing like this.

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