I am not sure if this has already been posted, but I am having a sleepless night and have been reading comments from this news story out of America.
The short of the story is a two year old had pancakes purchased for her by her parents. She started throwing a temper tantrum about eating the pancakes. The owner of the diner said the child was screaming for 40 minutes, the mother has said it was a maximum of 10 minutes. The owner apparently screamed in the 2 year olds face to "shut up" which stunned her into silence.
I am stunned at how many people are thinking that this is ok behavior from the owner? I am also getting the feeling that we aren't getting the full story. My 16 month old ds already has some epic tantrums already over food time and these happen when we try to feed him or when he doesn't want to sit in the high chair. I feel it's just been taken as hearsay that the parents did nothing.
Some of the responses are truly disturbing where they are saying it is ok to have this kind of response to a strangers child, let alone a 2 year old child who's natural form of frustration or communication at times is a "tantrum".
I don't believe that this was response was appropriate and could have been handled better by speaking to the parents. My first thought when I read this article is that I would have said something even if it wasn't my child. In lessor situations I have when someone has said something about my ds being upset in a supermarket checkout line.
Am I the only one who thinks this was entirely inappropriate for the owner to do this?
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