How Children Fight..
August 4, 2008 2:03am CST
Do you guys recall how you fought with other children when you were small? I recall the we use to tease our enemies with anything that would be ridiculous now that we think about it. Big ears, big forehead, squint eyes, ugly or a little physical here and there.. I don't know, some kids really just go through such phases in their lives like that and still grow up normal. Some kids are fortunate to not have experienced anything like that an also grow normal. I'd often hear kids from our street still doing name calling and teases which I would later laugh at. Not one would let up and would have a comeback for every word. But recently, when my brother was home, he related a call that his co-worker got from her son."Hey, your son punched again at school.. another teacher." and my brother tells us that his co-worker just laughed at what she was told. Though it does seem comical, others would surely be alarmed, realizing that their child could punch anyone and the teacher was no exemption. His co-worker then relates that it was something typical and she could even hear her son arguing with his playmates. Sometimes, her son would say, "I'll burn your house down!" Now, if someone's house definitely burned down, we'd have an idea and assume who to blame. It just got me wondering that before, we can just take for granted arguements between children but now, for children to even threaten things like burning houses.. though comical, its still alarming..
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• Garden Grove, California
4 Aug 08
hi ratyz if I heard a kid now days talking about burning someones house down I would want to have that child talked to and maybe have some mental observation as kids now are much rougher than in the old days, and no its not comical specialy if it happens to you. I would be worried if my child said something like that and would wantto see a psychologist to be sure my child was not emotionally disturbed.
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• United States
4 Aug 08
That kid has an anger problem. He needs professional help and fast. At our house, we do name calling, insulting each other inteligence. My brother likes to call others fat, but my sis and I tell him to just bugger off. My other brothers do get physical sometimes, and I've gotten that way with my younger brother when I think he may hurt Mom. What this kid does isn't good and that Mom needs to take care of it and fast. He'll wind up in jail if he doesn't. ...or someone will punch his ranch dressing out of him!
4 Aug 08
I agree, I just don't know why that mom just laughed when she heard about her son punching another teacher at school.. wouldn't parents be called along with their son at some guidance office at school? Or perhaps that mom would also laugh at the guidance officer's advise for her child? Then again, if that child just happens to be among those other children who also give out threats like that.. I wouldn't wonder if all of them ended up in jail or punching each other's ranch dressing out of each other..
• United States
20 Nov 08
Glad you got to remind me about this. I can remember how I fought with other children especially during my elementary years. There was one time in school, I fought with my classmate because she said something that I didn't like. We had a very bad arguments in the classroom(the teacher is not there yet). I told her awful things and she told me bad things too while my classmates are looking at us and yelling as if we are roasters and they are betting who will win. That's really awful and I can't believe I did it. Well that's part of life. When we are young, we are not aware what is good and bad.
20 Nov 08
I guess you have a point, things do change as time passes and kids tend to just do what they could adapt around them, even when they argue amongst themselves, we could either just take those threats that they give out to each other for granted or be cautious with the things that they are not aware if it is good or bad at all.
28 Sep 08
hi ratyz! yeah. all children go through the teasing stage. they'd call their friends all the stupid and offending names they could think of. i went through that stage too. and all of my siblings. we used to tease each other. we used to call my oldest sister "mata" because she has big eyes, my brother "pla-pla" because he has a big, slightly flat head, me "ilong" because i've got a slightly big nose, and my youngest sister "baba" because she has a slightly elongated chin. it was okay then because we don't swear, we rarely swear and we'd feel sooooo bad if we did. and children are growing differently as the generation changed. i think they are getting more verbally sharp and aggressive. i think this is because they are exposed in a lot different kinds of media, i.e. tv, computer, etc. sometimes its just really annoying and offending. my nieces, when they fight, it just annoys the heck out of me. they talk to each other as if they are not sisters and they don't care if there are people hearing them. they would always threaten to hurt each other and it just irks me a lot. i would always shout to them just to make them stop. the generation today is really behaving alarmingly.
28 Sep 08
Surprisingly feels a bit older when referring to the youth of today, slightly admitting that I am no longer a part of that population.. (^_^") Yeah, we would never recall ourselves, more of our parents, being able to say things so harsh and brow raising phrases that simply makes us unsettled.. Its excused as an expression by most bystanders (was one but refraining now..) which makes such things get heard and imitated by younger people.
6 Aug 08
That's really an alarming thought there maybe because it's the environment that kids are in right now that's why they act like that. We have to admit that the media today is more open in showing violence on screen unlike before, so I think that it's up to the parents to guide and explain to their children that violence is not good.
6 Aug 08
Alarming news are usually aired during times when children are suppose to be sleeping but, we can't deny some children being able to stay up late and get to watch violence like that.. Still, your right on parents guiding their children
4 Aug 08
Like we were ,the children of today are friends one minute and enemies the next and then lol back to being friends within a few hours!its just childlike and I can rememer well the trials of falling out with mates and then all the agonies of waiting until you became mates again!!and now I watch my grandaughter going through exactly the same process!