This absolutely!I have to say....I originally answered yes but I'm going to own up to the fact that I was a bit naive when I first answered. After reading through all posts I honestly had no idea about some of the reasons why a child may be seen drinking coke. So thank you to those ladies who shared their personal stories because it really has opened my eyes to the fact that I have absolutely NO idea what is going on beyond the glimpse of their lives that I see.
So I do apologise to those ladies because I can't even imagine what some of you are going through with your children. I also want thank you again for sharing.....thanks to you I'm going to think twice when I see parents making certain food/drink choices because some of the time there is a bigger picture and who am I to judge on the brief moment I am there for.
Hugs to you ladies, you're doing an amazing job
ETA: I also just wanted to say that in my first post when I said yes I would judge I would never ever have said anything out loud to the parent. I know that doesn't make the fact that I used to judge any better but I did understand it was none of my business. That it would be awful and embarresing (for the other parent) for me as a complete stranger to comment about somebody elses parenting choice. It would only ever be a thought to myself and not something I would dwell on.
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27-07-2013 12:24 #161
27-07-2013 12:35 #162
*deep breath* Ah, the smell of hypocrisy on a Saturday morning...
Gotta love a thread that asks whether you judge and when you are plainly honest others turn around and eat you for it. Just luuuurve how certain participants of this thread feel that an answer that is wrong, according to them, gives them the licence to go on the attack and engage in the very behaviour they say they abhor. Must be wonderful being perfect.
27-07-2013 12:57 #163
27-07-2013 12:58 #164
27-07-2013 13:08 #165
It's still being truthful and something I don't back down from.
Your responses do not answer what is being asked.
To assume that to approach someone is to verbally attack them is your conclusion and your unfortunate perspective, not actual reality.
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27-07-2013 13:11 #166
27-07-2013 13:27 #167
Ok you judge that it wrong and walk over and say something to them.
A perfect stranger walking up to me telling me how bad of a mother i was for giving my coke. Yes, I would feel attacked.
BTW my life with several kids with special needs is no way perfect. I have had enough experience at this mothering gig to know life is not black and white.
Parents often have reasons for doing things i might feel is wrong/strange that are none of my business.
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27-07-2013 13:59 #168
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27-07-2013 14:26 #169
I've honestly never thought about any reason coke would be necessary to a child, so apologies to those mums who have needed to give it to their kids. Generally speaking though, coke is not needed so yeah, I guess I do raise my brows when I see it given to young kids. I remember a particularly violent and rough boy at the playground at a local club who was pushing my friends son around. His mother was sitting with her back to him he would have been about three. I saw him go back to his stroller and retrieve his 600ml coke bottle and polish it off. I remember thinking that explained why he was so feral- full of sugar and caffeine. My 10 year old still doesn't have coke! If that's judging, then yep, I guess I do judge, but no, I'd never say anything to a stranger about their decisions on feeding their kids. How rude would you have to be to do that?!
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27-07-2013 14:28 #170
Pretty much sums up why I don't post on here anymore. Far too depressing knowing this is how some parents view other parents from just a snap shot of their day.
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