This is a true and begging plea. PLEASE DO NOT hit your children. It is not okay to punch your kid in the face, twist their arm, call them fucking morons or tie them up to a stroller. YES- these are all experiences I've witnessed over the past year and I hope I've witnessed my last one today. This makes my job miserable, does horrible things for my blood sugar, and makes me want to run across the room and tackle the person abusing.
As a supervisor, I witness many things on a daily basis regarding parenting. Being an Early Childhood Specialist is no easy task, especially when things such as the above happen. Today, as I was interrupted in my meeting, a woman (in a public place mind you) was literally punching her child in the face until his nose began to bleed. By the time I got to the location, I was unable to witness but took the accounts of witnesses all around. As our safety team jumped in to help clean up the nose bleed, safety officer #1 noticed bruises all over the kid's (about 5 yrs) body. When she questioned him, he replies "I have bruises and cuts all over my body." I jump in to take action, prepare to call 911, when stupid mom caught on I was watching and bolted for the door. As she headed out, repeatedly hitting her child and twisting his arm, I followed after her. We were fortunate enough to get a license plate number and make/model of her car...but come on people. WHY DO YOU HIT YOUR CHILDREN? NOT OKAY!
I made a call to Children's Services and they assured me they will follow up. Luckily we had more than one witness and I gave them all the info- they assured me that they can use the license plate number to follow up- since it was a face injury- she assured me this. I must have faith in the system, I must have faith in the system, I must have faith in the system.....
UGH- horrible horrible horrible. So many people WANT to raise healthy and happy children and these morons out there are ruining our children, people who don't even want them or respect them or value you them for their uniqueness.
So do me a favor, when you see a child being abused, please make the call and report it...have faith in the system!
Sorry for the fiery post- this is one thing I ABSOLUTELY do not tolerate.