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SherylsShado

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What if...
« on: October 21, 2012, 10:09:33 am »
Suppose you walked into a room and discovered an adult was talking to your 16-month old child.  This person had their hands up over their face pretending to be sobbing/crying aloud.  The child begins to get upset, their eyes fill with tears as they begin to cry too.....and then this adult begins to laugh at the child.

What would be your thoughts/reaction???     

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 12:13:06 pm »
1st reaction, comfort the child, 2nd reaction ask that person what the .........blank did they think they were dong.  Then we would have a discussion on what is appropriate or not with my child.  They don't like it, they don't get to hand out with the child.   You DON"T mess with my kids, especially babies.  To make a child/baby cry and then laugh sounds like they have a screw loose.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 12:39:50 pm »
1st reaction, comfort the child, 2nd reaction ask that person what the .........blank did they think they were dong.  Then we would have a discussion on what is appropriate or not with my child.  They don't like it, they don't get to hand out with the child.   You DON"T mess with my kids, especially babies.  To make a child/baby cry and then laugh sounds like they have a screw loose.
I agree!! the only other thing I would add is that I would tell that individual that they were not again welcome in my house, if that is where it happened!!

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Re: What if...
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 12:40:56 pm »
why would an adult be talking to 16 month old? That must be one smart baby if it can engage in adult conversation.

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Re: What if...
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 12:51:38 pm »
Suppose you walked into a room and discovered an adult was talking to your 16-month old child.  This person had their hands up over their face pretending to be sobbing/crying aloud.  The child begins to get upset, their eyes fill with tears as they begin to cry too.....and then this adult begins to laugh at the child.

What would be your thoughts/reaction???     

My reaction would be that the child has successfully duplicated a common human behaviour.  After that, it won't be long until the child learns when their 'chain is being yanked' and laughs back.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 01:10:36 pm »
First of all, there should never be an instance where a child that young should be left alone with any adult other than a very close relative.  If they were however, I would immediately ask that adult what they said to my child and ask the child also.  Unrelated adults or adults who are strangers, should never engage in conversation with children that young without the parents  standing right there and giving their consent or if a lone child requires their attention to locate a parent and remove them from harms way.

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 01:39:01 pm »
Since when is an occasion of "peek-a-boo" putting a child in "harm's way"?  It's not as if they were being indoctrinated at an early into a religious superstition which could harmfully scar them for life.

... to locate a parent and remove them from harms way.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: What if...
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012, 01:49:23 pm »
Where does this adult feel it is right to enjoy the pain and sorrow out of a childs sad reaction to watching an adult in pain? Shame is all I can say.

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2012, 02:14:29 pm »
Since when is an occasion of "peek-a-boo" causing "pain"?  It's not as if they were being indoctrinated at an early into a religious superstition which could painfully scar them for life.

Where does this adult feel it is right to enjoy the pain and sorrow out of a childs sad reaction to watching an adult in pain? Shame is all I can say.

One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2012, 07:22:15 pm »
 ??? I was just wondering is this a hypothetical question or something that really happened?  Darn, either way that is totally messed up.  Well, I probably would have to ask that person what the heck their problem is?  That sounds like a cruel person who needs some special counseling because its not funny to make a child cry like that - children are usually sensitive to the emotions of others and that person seems to need something productive to keep them busy. but to answer your question, i would tell them if I ever caught them acting like that around my children, they would be banished from my home.

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« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2012, 07:23:01 pm »
Since when is an occasion of "peek-a-boo" causing "pain"?  It's not as if they were being indoctrinated at an early into a religious superstition which could painfully scar them for life.

??? I was just wondering is this a hypothetical question or something that really happened?  Darn, either way that is totally messed up.  Well, I probably would have to ask that person what the heck their problem is?  That sounds like a cruel person who needs some special counseling because its not funny to make a child cry like that - children are usually sensitive to the emotions of others and that person seems to need something productive to keep them busy. but to answer your question, i would tell them if I ever caught them acting like that around my children, they would be banished from my home.
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 07:27:58 pm »
Since when is an occasion of "peek-a-boo" causing "pain"?  It's not as if they were being indoctrinated at an early into a religious superstition which could painfully scar them for life.

Since when is an adult fake sobbing/crying a part of 'peek-a-boo'?

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2012, 07:35:57 pm »
Since when is an occasion of "peek-a-boo" causing "pain"?  It's not as if they were being indoctrinated at an early into a religious superstition which could painfully scar them for life.

Since when is an adult fake sobbing/crying a part of 'peek-a-boo'?

I didn't realize that you were the official arbitor of the official rules of "peek-a-boo" ... naturally, you have the official reference site link?
It's a game for babies, the adult's "crying" was fake, no actual "harm", (either physical or psychological), can be unamiguously proven to be caused by the game* and, if that's the worse 'pseudo-trauma' one ever has, they've lived an over-protected life.

*- http://www.squidoo.com/peek_a_boo
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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Re: What if...
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2012, 07:44:18 pm »
Since when is an occasion of "peek-a-boo" causing "pain"?  It's not as if they were being indoctrinated at an early into a religious superstition which could painfully scar them for life.
Since when is an adult fake sobbing/crying a part of 'peek-a-boo'?


I didn't realize that you were the official arbitor of the official rules of "peek-a-boo" ... naturally, you have the official reference site link?
It's a game for babies, the adult's "crying" was fake, no actual "harm", (either physical or psychological), can be unamiguously proven to be caused by the game* and, if that's the worse 'pseudo-trauma' one ever has, they've lived an over-protected life.

*- http://www.squidoo.com/peek_a_boo

Your high horse, get off it.

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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2012, 07:54:35 pm »
Since when is an occasion of "peek-a-boo" causing "pain"?  It's not as if they were being indoctrinated at an early into a religious superstition which could painfully scar them for life.

Since when is an adult fake sobbing/crying a part of 'peek-a-boo'?

I didn't realize that you were the official arbitor of the official rules of "peek-a-boo" ... naturally, you have the official reference site link?
It's a game for babies, the adult's "crying" was fake, no actual "harm", (either physical or psychological), can be unamiguously proven to be caused by the game* and, if that's the worse 'pseudo-trauma' one ever has, they've lived an over-protected life.

*- http://www.squidoo.com/peek_a_boo

Your high horse, get off it.

I'm not the one who implied there was a set of official rules for "peek-a-boo"; that was you, falling off of your own "high horse", (which turned out to be a child's little rocking horse of pretentiousness in trying to be 'pseudo-condescending' from a low-altitude).
One can lead a horse to water however, if one holds the horse's head under, that horse will drown.

             

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