We all judge to some extent, we can’t really help those snap judgements based on a moments information.
But I always always try to give the benefit of the doubt, after all we never truly know what is going on in someone's life to make them behave in any particular way.
The other day I had just dropped the boys off in their class room and was walking out the school when I saw or rather heard a mother telling her child off.
He must have been about 7 or so, and she was screaming in his face, yanking on his arm and manhandling him in to the school.
I was stunned, not only by the way she was telling him off but how publically she was doing it.
It was one of those situations where I wanted to intervene, luckily the school secretary came out and diffused the situation.
I don’t know any details, but even so, what would prompt any parent to behave like that in public?
Especially at the child's school, in view of younger, impressionable children, not to mention his friends?
Is the playground ever a suitable place to scold your child or should you wait until in the privacy of your own home?