Some parents amaze me - page 3

Some parents absoulutely amaze me. Not really, just how stupid and petty and vindictive can they be. Case in point. Parents of a 3 yo child. Bring that cute little child in for swallowing a... Read More

  1. by   pedsnursebs
    As a pediatric nurse, I too have seen SO many BAD parents who have absolutely NO clue how to handle the seven or more children they have brought into this world. I came into contact with one mother who had her newborn baby admitted for hyperbilirubinemia while she had a one year old on her hip & three more kiddos under the age of five at home!...the best for last...3 of the five have different "baby daddies"!! So I guess that's four different fathers! How ignorant can people be?!?! Do we need to explain the birds & the bees to these people again or what? They say ignorance is bliss...I for one have NO patience for ignorant people...especially ignorant baby making machines!!:trout:
  2. by   banditrn
    Quote from teeituptom
    Some parents absoulutely amaze me. Not really, just how stupid and petty and vindictive can they be. Case in point.

    Parents of a 3 yo child. Bring that cute little child in for swallowing a quarter. Xray shows the quarter in the stomach. GI and the Endo lab come in. Off to endo lab. Sedated child, scoped and removed quarter. No big deal ehh. All is well. They put the quarter in a specimen jar and give it back to the parents. A souvenir I guess.
    The parents in their alledged wisdom discuss with the child about swallowing foriegn objects. Wasnt foriegn though, it was an American Quarter.
    The parents show the child the quarter, and let the child handle it. Yes it happened. The child immediately put it back in the mouth and promptly swallowed it.

    Moral of the story

    some people should not be parents.
    Tom - and the sad thing is - you're not allowed to smack the parents up along-side the head!!
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    That is actually kind of funny . . . (the quarter I mean).

    The other stories are not.

    We usually let coins pass on their own.

    My own dd, as a toddler, picked up a box of staples from my desk and put some in her mouth and started chewing . .. I didn't notice because I was reading. When I did notice, I swept her mouth but she started gagging. I hurried her to the ER, one mile away. The xray showed one staple in her tummy. The doc let it pass on it's own. I found it the next day in her diaper.

    I could tell so many stories about mishaps my kids have gotten into . . . . . doesn't make me a bad parent. Just makes my kids normal.

    I too hate seeing kids up late . . and it is always places like WalMart. And the parents who get mad when their kids are tired . . .makes me scared for them because I always think, if the parents are that bad in public, they must be worse in private.

    We had a couple of kids in our ER, whose mom was seen KICKING her little 3 year old in the WalMart parking lot and fortunately someone called the police. Poor little thing - angelic looking, blonde curls, big blue eyes, very quiet and clingy to her nurse.

    I'm getting mad . . better quit. :angryfire

    steph
  4. by   ebear
    Reading this thread infuriates me!:angryfire
    ebear
  5. by   banditrn
    Quote from mdrew508
    There should be an IQ and a common sense test before someone is allowed to breed.
    Absolutely!! It saddens me when I see children mistreated or unloved. Each child born deserves to be loved and cherished. I see some people out there who ache to have a child but are unable to - and others who drop them like litters, and don't take good care of them.

    When my kids were little, some of the kids they brought home with them made me so sad, because I knew what their home lives were like. We even took a couple of them in - and finally adopted one of them.

    It is hard to overcome some of what they went thru - you can try, but some of it is impossible to overcome.
  6. by   RNDreamer
    one thing that saddens me is parents (usually the women) who out right curse their young children out. I mean, saying shut the F up, what the F do you want, and things like that. My siblings and I got yelled and cursed out a lot, called names, etc...all it did was make me an angry teenager.
  7. by   rph3664
    Quote from NYDreamer
    one thing that saddens me is parents (usually the women) who out right curse their young children out. I mean, saying shut the F up, what the F do you want, and things like that. My siblings and I got yelled and cursed out a lot, called names, etc...all it did was make me an angry teenager.
    And then they wonder why their kids act the way they do.

    I rarely go to the child psychiatric unit, but my techs often do, and they have told some real horror stories about the way some of those parents talk to their kids. :angryfire

    I know a family who have been permanently banned from several restaurants in our town because of the way their kids act. Kids running around the restaurant, playing tag and running into people, will get you kicked out once, but grabbing food off other people's plates and throwing it at them? Yep, don't come back. The 9-year-old boy cuts himself. The 6-year-old girl hides large amounts of junk food in her room, wakes up late at night, eats it all, then goes to the bathroom and throws it up.

    The mom once told me that she had all her son's books and toys "in their place" and she had to replace them at least a dozen times a day, saying, "My son puts his things away wrong because I'm a bad mother and he doesn't love me." When I told my brother, whose two daughters are about the age of these kids, about the binging and purging, he said, "Hmmmm, I wonder who taught her how to do that?" I have wondered the same thing about the mom.

    Someone on another non-medical board asked me why child protective services wasn't involved with this family, and I replied, "They will never open a file on a family with an annual income approaching $300,000 a year." True.
  8. by   ebear
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  9. by   RNAnnjeh
    [quote=rph3664;2543558]And then they wonder why their kids act the way they do.

    I know a family who have been permanently banned from several restaurants in our town because of the way their kids act. Kids running around the restaurant, playing tag and running into people, will get you kicked out once, but grabbing food off other people's plates and throwing it at them? Yep, don't come back. quote]

    My hubby and I were out for dinner last week and watched 2 boys (under 10 years old) run amuck through the restaurant, head off to the BR alone, and lay on the floor right where the wait staff had to walk. What did the parents do? You got it...they watched.

    I know this is a bit off topic, but it really makes you wonder about the parenting style today (or lack thereof).

    ....spoken like a true DINK (double income, no kids = me) LOL
    Last edit by RNAnnjeh on Dec 12, '07 : Reason: typo
  10. by   jmking
    My mom worked at a Children's hospital in Seattle for many years and has too many sad stories of neglect to tell.

    I worked in retail for ten years and have witnessed too many times kids running around with parent ignoring and not watching them. I remember telling kids, "please do not run in the store." I sometimes would get yelled at by other parents, "how dare you mother my children!" Then I would mention, "my mother actually taught me manners, I think it time that you do too."
  11. by   squeakykitty
    What really gets to me is not the stupidity, but the selfishness some parents have. The ones who don't care that they are hurting their childrens feelings, or care about their comfort.
  12. by   rph3664
    A while back, I was at Shopko (it's like Target) and these two preschoolers were running up and down an aisle with a cart, yelling and knocking things off the displays. I finally found their mother and told her what they were doing, and that this is how children get kidnapped, and she replied, "Oh, the kidnappers will get tired of them and give them back."



    And she didn't figure out after the first one that kids are hard to care for? I really should have looked for the manager and had him or her ask them to leave; when I worked at Target as a teenager, management had to escort people out many, many times for various forms of disruptive behavior - usually adults but not always.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from rph3664
    A while back, I was at Shopko (it's like Target) and these two preschoolers were running up and down an aisle with a cart, yelling and knocking things off the displays. I finally found their mother and told her what they were doing, and that this is how children get kidnapped, and she replied, "Oh, the kidnappers will get tired of them and give them back."



    And she didn't figure out after the first one that kids are hard to care for? I really should have looked for the manager and had him or her ask them to leave; when I worked at Target as a teenager, management had to escort people out many, many times for various forms of disruptive behavior - usually adults but not always.
    You reminded me . . in WalMart recently there was a little guy walking barefoot in front of his mom's shopping cart and people kept telling her he was going to get his feet run over and she just rolled her eyes and let him keep going. She even pushed the cart into him. Poor little kid.

    steph

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