Have you ever been left dumbfounded by something a child said? Seriously some of the things that come out of their mouths leave you shocked, confused and wondering “where did that come from?” Our “KidSpeak” of the day features some of the darnedest things we’ve heard kids say.
KidSpeak of the Day
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3 thoughts on “Tidbits…”
I think this depends on the age of the child in the manner in which it is addressed, in the UK by law due to my job , I have to address it otherwise it is regarded as “willful neglect” in so far as I am aware of it I can’t mind my own business especially if under 18.
The parents should be informed and should talk to the child calmly just as the former commentator stated .
Shouting ,”beating “and abusing the child will not work or stop this challenge as there is a reason why she feels she has to portray herself like this – something is going on inside in regards to her self worth and this should be handled carefully .
I have seen this behaviour in unhappy homes ,single parent homes with no father around ,homes without father figures or fathers that don’t relate to or engage with their daughter s hence making the child feel undervalued .
So possibly e would be my answer The parent and I could have the initial talk with the child , the parents/ parent continue to bond further with the child and if necessary seek counseling
( I am making the assumption that the child is a girl )
Thanks Joy for your comments. Yes in this case it is a girl.
My first option – If I have a close relationship with the friend’s daughter, I will call her to take down the pictures. However, if I am not, depending on the friend I might call her and tell her about the pictures but tell her to calm down in addressing it. I could also mind my business….
Hmmm….. tough one