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Frankly I think the dude has problems. Why the hell would you ever slap a 2 year old in the face, let alone someone ELSES 2 year old. I get the toddler was crying/screaming in the store. It annoys me and I have a 19 month old. The thing is, they are a toddler, they don't know better and can't control it. They get upset, they cry, simple as that.

The radio around me was talking about it a lot. Basically the concensus of parents is you never do that and that young children cry, the concensus of non-parents is "Good for him, I'd have slapped the kid too".

A lot of people argued "Well, she should have made the kid be quite"...she is 2, you can't simply wave a magic wand and make the kid calm down. You can try, but if they are hell bent on being upset, nothing you can do will calm/quite them down other then letting them wind down on their own. The next was "Well she should have taken her out of the store", yeah because its so easy to instantly drop what you are doing, grab your kid and leave the store. If they are throwing one hell of a tempertantrum and you just can't get them calmed down no matter what, sure yeah, I probably would take my kid out of the store as well till they could calm down. I wouldn't immediately drop everything and head for the exit. Crap, if nothing else in a big store like Target or Walmart, by the time I walked out of the store they very well might have calmed down. So what's the point?

Next the arguement from a few non-parents was "well they are ruining my experience"...what experience, your not at the movies, you didn't pay to "have a quite, enchanting shopping experience". If actually took my toddler to the movies (which I wouldn't, ahem some parents I see with 2 and 3 year olds at rater R movies!) and they started throwing a fit, damn well I'd immediately take them out. There is a hell of a difference.

The final arguement of non-parents was "Well if the parent isn't going to do anything about it I should". Ah, sorry, no. Not your kid. If they are litterally running wild knocking things over, running in to you, etc...fine grab them and draw my attention to it (not that I'd ever let my kid do something like that). You don't hit them and you don't discipline them other then maybe a verbal lashing (IE ' hey kid, cut that out&#39. If you want to stand by the argument "well if the parent isn't going to do anything about it I should"...okay you want to stand by that, fine next time I see you doing anything stupid I'll bitch slap you. I mean obviously you didn't stop yourself from doing something stupid or annoying to me, time I discipline you with a little backhand.
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Yeah, that's bullshit. As much as other people's kids annoy me, I would never lay a hand on them. Some things in life you just have to grin and bear, screaming/misbehaving kids is one of them.
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I'll admit that I laughed, because I've dreamed of doing this to unruly children quite often, especially my niece and nephew, but not a 2 year old kid. Not my kid, not my problem. If I don't like the noise, I walk away from the area, sucks that he wasn't smart enough to do the same. Now he's a felon, and I wouldn't be surprised if he winds up on some predator list down the road, because people are crazy like that.

This was pretty funny, yes, but the guy was definitely wrong.


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Oh heck, I am human I've fantasized about it a few times, even with my own kid when he throws a hell of a tempertanturm...but its not like I would ever in a million years do it, because it is wrong and wouldn't help. Lets start off with that if nothing else, do little kids stop screaming if you hit them??? No, they scream harder because you just hurt them. You just defeated the purpose of trying to get them to be quiet.
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See, I would have slaqpped the mother - or would want to at least. The thing that makes me laugh about this is that this didnt happen on the check out line, where you are stuck, close quarters, with some spoiled rotten little shit with a moron for a parent (lots of those out there) - this was in the fucking isles! If you have not been to a Walmart, they are big enough that if you were on one end of the store and screaming your lungs out, chances are slim someone would hear you at the other end. I go to the Walmart in Catskill, NY when I am up that way and yeah, lots of annoying kids at times but never wanted to slap one. Now, if you never wanted to slap "that mother" that ignores the fact that her kids are bordering on being untamed animals, not fit to be near humans, while you are online at the fast food joint, I think there is something wrong with you.
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i'm not a violent person or anything, but if someone hit my child...i would have a hard time controlling myself. and it's quite possible i would stomp on his ball sack.

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[quote author=broncojd78 link=topic=155137.msg3309755#msg3309755 date=1251995513]
i'm not a violent person or anything, but if someone hit my child...i would have a hard time controlling myself. and it's quite possible i would stomp on his ball sack.
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+1, didnt even think to mention that as it seems obvious.
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I thought this was a repost until I remembered seeing it on facebook.
I wonder why the guy thought it was ok to hit another person's kid?

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this used to happen frequently until the PC police arrived... now kids are spoiled.


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I don't remember strangers ever whacking a kid, but parents used to do it all the time if one was misbehaving. Now it's like parents don't want to parent but be buddies.


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