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    Default WWYD? Seeing someone else's child littering

    You are at a park with your partner and child.

    Someone else's child is playing near you and makes some small talk with your partner. Child looks about 4 years old.

    The child's father is not directly supervising, but parked in a van on the side of the road near the park. He's keeping a distant eye on him. The child goes over to the van and returns with a plastic disposable cup with cordial in it.

    When the child is finished with the cup he tosses it on the ground and goes to continue playing. Your partner politely says 'oops, better go and put that in the bin please buddy'. Child appears to go off to find a bin, but when your partner's back is turned he just tosses it on the ground again and returns to play.

    Would you:

    a) tell your partner what the child did, giving them the chance to address the matter
    b) not say anything, then pick the cup up yourself and bin it
    c) call the child out and ask him to dispose of the cup properly
    d) do nothing
    e) other

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    It's a tough one, I would probably do b) but want to do c)

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    I'd probably do b), but would hope to catch the child's eye while I was doing it so he could see this is the right thing to do.

    I wouldn't want to deal with the potential confrontation from the boys father over something menial like that. I would only speak up if he was hurting someone or likely to hurt himself.

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    I would do b) and use it as an example for my kids for a chat about why littering is the wrong thing to do. Honestly if my/another child is not in harm's way (as in the case of bullying, etc) then it's not really my concern to lecture somebody else's child.

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    Default WWYD? Seeing someone else's child littering

    Probably B.
    Last edited by BettyV; 15-12-2016 at 09:13.

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    If I didn't know the kid I would go pick it up and put it in the bin and say something out loud like "the bins over here buddy, we always put rubbish in the bin when we are finished don't we DS"

    As much as I would like to say something else it's not my place and he's only young so just modelling good behaviour is the best I could do without stepping on someone else's parenting!

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    If I didnt know the child I would do B or if I could see a bin near by I would probably point it out to the child.

    If I knew the child I would defiently tell the kid to pick it up.

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    I would pick it up and hope the child sees me role modelling what to do.

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    A few months ago at the park a bunch of school kids on an excursion (maybe grade prep or one) were having lunch and a few of them dropped rubbish. I said something to the teachers. Maybe you could say something to the parents...

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    To be honest I'd just pick it up myself and wouldn't bother saying anything. You never know when you're going to have to deal with an irate parent and I try to avoid situations like that. I'd probably be a bit annoyed though and secretly judge and think the parent should be close enough to see their kid littering and do something about it.

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