O.M.G. no words. You did not overreact at all. I echo everyone else - you stood up for your boy. I would not mention it. I think maybe he felt safe and comforted due to your reaction and doesn't need a resolution which is why he has not bro7ght it up. Like you mentioned I'd just talk to your SIL. Hope you enjoy your time away!
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26-12-2015 12:02 #21Senior Member
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26-12-2015 12:10 #22
As people we gave no right to discipline other people kids. We have no right to tell other parents how to parent their kids. Certainly not threaten someone else child.
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26-12-2015 13:01 #24
Your reaction was perfect.
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26-12-2015 13:09 #25
Extremely reasonable reaction. Perfect. I'd also just let it be.
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26-12-2015 13:12 #26
In an absolute sense I disagree. Discipline is to instruct. To tell a child that their behaviour is unsatisfactory is discipline. To pull fighting children apart is a form of disipline.
A duty of care says I must instruct under certain circumstances. When I see a young mother leave her 9 mth old child unsupervised on a lounge or somewhere else where the child could fall and suffer an injury to right I will tell her how to parent. Initially rather tactfully but if it carries on with more strength.
If i see children fighting an noone in a hurry to deal with it I won't stand back, I'll intervene. I dont mean threats such as the op
Childrens services step in because others do habe the right to discipine and instruct on child raising.
26-12-2015 13:23 #27
Agree with @DaveTTC....intervening in an appropriate manner is one thing...threatening violence/physical harm is totally another.
Apologies for going slightly off track OP. Not surprised to hear BIL disciplines his children that way.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree unfortunately though he's well old enough to know & do better as is his wife..your other SIL.
Be damned if I'd sit idly by & allow DP to discipline our DD that way as a matter of course!!
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26-12-2015 16:24 #28
I would have reacted the same way OP. I hope it's blown over and you get to enjoy your in-laws
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26-12-2015 16:39 #29Senior Member
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I think you reacted perfectly, I would hope in your situation I'd have the guts to stand up for my child like that.
26-12-2015 17:38 #30
I completely agree with everyone.
And when I read that you told him to "get f ckd" I virtually high fived you 😃
I'm sorry your day was marred by that douche and I hope your DS is feeling better x
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