By Anonymous - 06/08/2009 06:13 - Australia
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YDI FOR HAVING A SON THAT THINKS VOLCANOS ARE A REAL THING
I laughed frickn hard trolls, quality, i love the trolls that are actually funny, if your trying to be a troll and you suck, your annoying and no one likes you, but for thinker trolls, you make great little pets, as well as enemies to hunt and trap, the wit makes it difficult to see you through the trees but with my bow and arrow, i just might win
Sister, do yourself a huge favor and cut your losses now. Put him up for adoption. The next trick for genius like yours is to swallow a roll of Mentos and consume a Diet Coke; or as an encore shove the roll up his rump de cula and and take root beer enema. He is a future Darwin recipient. Take my advice, you will thank me later. You Welcome.
If I had a son who would do something like that...I might call him an idiot for that. If someone I care for is in danger I get somewhat nervous. And if everything turned out will and he/she is responsible for that I'd be somewhat pissed for a short amount of time. Calling someone an idiot isn't a big thing in my opinion as long as it doesn't happen too frequently. My parents called me an idiot (actually "Depp" - what means basically the same) once in a while if I had done something really stupid but not because they think that I'm an idiot in general - just because what I have done was stupid. If your kids know that you love them, it's just honest, not cruel.
I agree with #125, it's not bad parenting, it's just an expression for when someone's done something, hmm what's the word... ah 'idiotic', strange that... The fact that she called her son it seems to have upset people, um so it's okay to call some random stranger but not someone you know and love and know their learning ability... um ok then you bunch of idiots.
Oh fuck you prudent whores. My mother calls me idiot a lot. My friends call me idiot. I call them idiots (mother included). And, of course, she's upset, so it was also a sort of reflex. I've seen lots of people call others stupid idiots when they were /crying/ (as in, the people calling the names, not the people being called the names). They're upset, so temporarily resort to a childish way of dealing with it.
I'm going to have to agree that 'idiot' is really harsh. Yes, it's fine to call someone who you don't know an idiot because that person is most likely an adult who knows that you're only calling them that based on whatever single, unpleasant encounter you just had. To call your child, someone who trusts and depends on you, an idiot is insensitive, bad parenting.
you're all a bunch of idiots. my mom calls me stupid all the time. i'm in medical school. clearly i'm intelligent. but i do stupid things sometimes. doesn't everyone? the mom's not referring to her son's intellectual capacity, she's saying he acted like an idiot by drinking fucking BAKING SODA. and you know what? she's right. i doubt she called him an idiot to his face while she was busy freaking out and calling poison control. i doubt she did it afterward when she was telling him never to scare her like that again. chill the fuck out. it doesn't make her a bad parent because she recognizes that her kid acts like an idiot sometimes. hell, i'd say it makes her a good parent because she's not one of those overbearing parents convinced that their little johnny or susie is a little perfect angel and god's gift to mankind.
206, does it make you feel good about yourself when your mom calls you an idiot? Even so, if you're in medical school then chances are you don't refer to a stomach as a 'tummy' and aren't at a young, impressionable age where a trusted parent's insult would hurt your self-esteem and make you feel like you're worthless. You may have called me an idiot, and I disagree with you, but I still wouldn't call you an idiot because I don't consider you one.
@221: I don't really think there's a correlation between making your child feel bad and disciplining him/her to make him/her behave. I'd consider it a mark of a good parents to discipline your child properly but also to be mature enough to recognize that children don't take insults like 'idiot' so lightly and it might actually make them feel bad.
'idiot' is not harsh. people need to stop with the fucking child worship crap. kids need to be called idiots sometimes, keeps them down to earth. builds character and moral fiber and all that kind of stuff. really, when people shelter their kids from everything it just makes their kids REAL idiots, instead of a smart kid who occasionally does idiotic things.
There is something wrong with you if you think a child is going to be so horribly mortified at being called an idiot. Fuck, there's just something wrong with a person in general if they think being called an idiot is traumatizing, no matter how old they are. Everybody gets called an idiot. Like I also said, my parents, friends, and relatives have called and will call me an idiot for the rest of my life, and the same to them from me. We're all idiots at some point. And my point was similar to what 229 said; it's BABYING the child.
Also, my father has called me "a lazy ass fucking bitch" -- I would MUCH rather just be called an idiot, but what happens in the end? I get up and do something with myself. If daddy came in and said "Honey, it would do you well if--" that is just going to raise an oversensitive spoiled brat who's going to bawl every time the teacher tells them they're wrong.
221, I love you. You're awesome. Completely agree here. Straight A student, my mom has called me idiot plenty of times since early childhood (although in a different language), and I'm not cutting my wrists or anything like that. You "New Age" parents have got to chill out. A child needs a clear message sometimes, not that coddling crap that they're always given. We need to bring back [minor] corporal punishment to get these kids back in line. Bad child-rearing results in a bad populace, which fucks the entire national economy over when they end up in Wall Street.
Agreed #2. Any child young enough to say "tummy" shouldn't be called an idiot by his mother. When I was in high school, a 16 year old swallowed a pigs heart on a dare and had to be rushed to the hospital because of the formaldahyde. That would get the "idiot" response from me and a lot worse. But a little kid really doesn't know better.
Also, there's a lot more damage done by positive words than negative words. There's a lot of negativity disguised in an eggshell of positivity. How much does this argument matter anyway? I mean, it seemed pretty apparent to me that she didn't call her son an idiot to his face, just on here, because she was stressed.
I'm sorry, but at the age of 5, I started realizing what I could put in my mouth and what I could not and I probably knew how to read a label. If this kid is old enough to realize there is acid in his stomach to mix baking powder with to make a "volcano" and still did it, it's his fault. I think he should be able to read labels by then. Therefore, he is an idiot.
You should have to educate your kids that certain substances are harmful. Furthermore, baking soda is a common cooking ingredient, so it's totally reasonable for a child still using the word "tummy" to think that it was a 'safe' substance, which it really is, for the most part. OP is a terrible parent. I hope you're not and never are.
he's not too far off the truth :P
woah only 1 comment? but idiot is harsh.