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        10-31-2013, 01:55 PM
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    Foal
    Arguably cruel, but oh so funny

    Happy Halloween! Somebody shared this video with me and I thought other parents (and non parents) might get a kick out of it as well.

         
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        11-02-2013, 03:49 AM
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    Loved it, especially the last few.
    Funny how you can tell the children that are being reared to share and those that aren't!
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        11-02-2013, 06:12 PM
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    Started
    Lots of people are criticizing these kids and while some of those tantrums were a little over the top I particularly liked the kids who refused more candy because they wanted the candy they had worked so darn hard for I probably would have cried too.
         
        11-04-2013, 06:46 AM
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    Green Broke
    Interesting. I would be willing to bet the kid that hit the adult will be in jail in 10 years or so. He is headed that way. Would hate to have him in class with one of my kids.

    And the others are monsters pretty much too.

    The last ones? Will be a pleasure to know as adults. Their parents are doing a good job of making decent citizens.
         
        11-05-2013, 11:20 AM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Palomine    
    Interesting. I would be willing to bet the kid that hit the adult will be in jail in 10 years or so. He is headed that way. Would hate to have him in class with one of my kids.

    And the others are monsters pretty much too.

    The last ones? Will be a pleasure to know as adults. Their parents are doing a good job of making decent citizens.
    Wow seriously...you're making assumptions about a child's potential life based off a short clip of parents intentionally provoking their children for reactions?

    Most young children tend to be autocentric. They (usually) grow out of it. Toddlers grow in and out of the hitting phase. It's normal. Just because they smack or rage when they're toddlers doesn't mean they're going to grow up to be criminals and just because they're sweet during their childhood doesn't mean they're going to grow up to be an outstanding adult. There's a huge difference between bratty behavior and deviant behavior.
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        11-05-2013, 11:47 AM
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    Trained
    Oh those last ones made me cry! How sweet!!!
    I'd like to think DD would act so well...

    She DID forbid me to eat all the Reese's, but offered up everything else as fair game! This year DD was Captain Jack Sparrow. She also (her idea) had me sew a stuffed talking parrot on her shoulder. She made out like a bandit, that's because the bird got as much candy as she did!

    BUT I don't care what I did, if my kid ever threw something in a tantrum not only would she meet her maker she for SURE wouldn't be getting that candy back!

    I was also disturbed by the kids still wearing diapers, seemed like most were a tad too old for them... But all kids are different.
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        11-05-2013, 11:48 AM
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    It was funny, yes, but very bad parenting. How much trust do you think a stunt like that will build? To a child that young, it's almost as if you said, "grandma died". . . . . . "just kidding". And, children model their parents. Lie to them and they will lie to you.
         
        11-05-2013, 11:52 AM
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    Oh those last ones made me cry! How sweet!!!
    I'd like to think DD would act so well...

    She DID forbid me to eat all the Reese's, but offered up everything else as fair game! This year DD was Captain Jack Sparrow. She also (her idea) had me sew a stuffed talking parrot on her shoulder. She made out like a bandit, that's because the bird got as much candy as she did!

    BUT I don't care what I did, if my kid ever threw something in a tantrum not only would she meet her maker she for SURE wouldn't be getting that candy back!

    I was also disturbed by the kids still wearing diapers, seemed like most were a tad too old for them... But all kids are different.
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    I noticed the diapers, too. But, then I remembered that my son had a bedwetting problem and had to wear pull ups at night for years. When we finally quit them, I had to wash his sheets almost every day for two more years. It was a rather extreme case. The other son was potty trained fully by about 2 and a half.

    I would not take a child as small as some of those trick or treating, either. Some of them looked to be 3 or 4. I don't think a child that young needs to go out trick or treating, , or if they do, they get maybe 5 pieces of candy and they don't "keep" a big stash of it.
         
        11-05-2013, 12:58 PM
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    Yearling
    Really? You guys are basing an assumption of bad parenting and spoiled kids on a few second clip? And assuming that the ones that got upset aren't taught to share? Rather than taking the clip for what it is intended to be, a humorous look at kids reactions.

    BOTH of mine are EXPECTED to share, say please & thank you, and always consider others feelings. I'm often told how well behaved my two are (sometimes I think people are pulling my leg, lol), but I can GUARANTEE that the 4 (almost 5) year old would get upset and cry. He may even throw something or hit the couch. They have a limited way of expressing their feelings. Does that mean he's going to grow up to be a selfish jail resident? No, it just means that something that he holds value in was taken from him for no reason, and that upset him. And for not going trick or treating at 3-4, that is a great age, they get to show off their dress-up skills and play pretend. What's wrong with that? So what if they get candy, you can always ration it. Ours lasts well past Christmas.

    The 10 year old wouldn't break down, but she would definitely know that it was rude & selfish of me to eat all her candy without asking, even if she was going to share.
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        11-05-2013, 01:02 PM
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    Trained
    I couldn't have done this to my DD's--they are now 25yo and older--but it does show a few things. The little girl is old enough to understand that she "Worked" for this candy and therefore, deserves to keep..it ALL!! Capitalism at work...sigh...
         

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