Asalaam Alaikum/Hi all
I am sick of the phrase ‘Well it is just children being children’.
Ok, fair enough in some cases it is. However in others I see it as an excuse for a child’s bad behaviour.
Is it really a ‘child being a child’ when they misbehave to the extent of pulling another child’s hair or hitting another child?
I am sorry but my daughter is a child and she does not do that, nor would she do that as I find it unacceptable behaviour. If she did I would stamp on that kind of behaviour immediately. Some parents will just say ‘Oh s/he is just a kid; it doesn’t matter’.
Well excuuuuuuse me but I think it DOES matter.
I wanted my daughter to learn Tae Kwon Do but she is a shy little thing and didn’t get anywhere with it. I am now going to push her to learn it or to learn karate. She needs to know how to defend herself. Kids these days can be brutal.
She mentions another child (girl) who apparently pulls the other girls hairs and will hit them (I am yet to discover if this hitting is playful or serious).
I told her to tell the teacher. She said she does sometimes but she doesn’t care anymore – probably because the teachers say it doesn’t matter.
My blood boiled at the thought of some random kid pulling my daughters hair so I turned round and said well just do it back to her. I know some parents will be outraged by this but nowadays you need to stick up for yourself.
However my daughter has a little bit more sense than me. She said ‘Oh no mum, you shouldn’t do that! MashAllah my 5 year old giving me a lesson on how to behave.