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    Yeah I've only ever helped when a child has had a big fall or really hurt themselves I don't even go to my own kids if they've had a little stack and are totally fine. I would never pick them right up always just help them get to their feet and look around for a the parent

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    No, I don't mind at all. I usually give a smile, a wave of the hand and a thankyou.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicho View Post
    Christmas Day last year we were at a park and DS stacked his new push bike and a man closer to him than I was helped him up. And I was really grateful because DH was wailing! Only a small graze to his knee but his pride was hurting more I think! I wouldn't hesitate to help a littlie (or biggie even) up off the ground if they fell. I think that is human nature
    Now I realise you probably meant 'DS was wailing' but I'm sitting here imagining your DH falling of his bike and losing it over a small knee graze. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mim1 View Post
    I appreciate it if someone who is closer than me goes to help.

    BUT, it depends on if they are really hurt if it's just a toddler who trips over the dirt & sits down and has a little cry of frustration. I would prefer my toddler is left to get up & brush him/herself off and keep going. I don't hover if I can manage it so that I can promote independence. But, I do watch from a distance if they are doing safe stuff and if they do hurt themselves & I'm not within reach then I'd love help from anyone.
    I don't know if people can adequately judge this though when its not their child
    but see the point

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    Maybe dh was wailing cause ds scratched the new bike he'd just bought him

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    Quote Originally Posted by peasmum View Post
    Now I realise you probably meant 'DS was wailing' but I'm sitting here imagining your DH falling of his bike and losing it over a small knee graze. :-)
    Hahaha silly me yes it was DS.

    If it were DH it would have been mildly hilarious! My mistake

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    I was imaging DH sitting there crying while DS fell off his bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    I was imaging DH sitting there crying while DS fell off his bike
    Same!

    "He'll be alright mate, these things happen. C'mon I'll take you for a beer, it'll help you calm down."

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    I don't make a habit of helping my toddler up every time she trips over - 9/10 she's fine. Just frustrated and gets over it within seconds.

    It a stranger did help her though I wouldn't be offended at all. I'd think they were just being nice.




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    Gee I do this all the time, but only if the child is crying and seems genuinely distressed, and I can't see their adult around.

    It's an automatic reaction from me, I've never gotten anything other than positive reactions. I would not mind a person picking up my crying child and bringing them to me, and I think I have done so in the past.


 

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