While doing laundry last night a younger woman with a child who was around 8 years old came into the laundry to get their loads of laundry which took up all 3 dryers. Sadly, she has the stench of pot all around her which mean her kid must smell it all of the time. Even worse, as they were walking out of the laundry room he wasn't quite listening to her and she says, "ARE YOU CHALLENGED?" to him.
Then we all wonder why our kids grow up with certain attitudes. Maybe this is why some kids grow up as bullies or extremely insecure with themselves? By looking at her I can assume she probably was a bully. This is also the kind of kid that would probably stick up for his mother if I had said something to her or she probably would have stabbed me. Seriously. Even with all of that laundry in her hand. Of course had she been physically abusing him I would have stepped in. Unfortunately, when I hear parents acting like absolute jerks to their children with words my biggest concern is that if I do say something then when they get home she will take it out what I said on him physically.
What is wrong with people? These are your children. They look up to you for support and love. They aren't there to be bullied and hated on. You are there to teach them and help them grow up to be responsible adults so they don't live in your basement for the next 40 years of their lives or out on the streets. Treat them with kindness and be strict with them so they have boundaries. Always show them love and make sure they know what you approve of and what you do not approve of but in a way that shows you care.
And if that doesn't bother you remember, they are the ones who will be taking care of you and visiting you when you are 90. Treat them right during this time and they will bring you smiles while you are on your death bed.