Would you hurt a child If.....

India
May 13, 2011 7:49am CST
That child and your child were playing as friends, but accidentally, hurt your child? Of course a minor injury? Would you hurt that other kid cause it happened because of him? or let it go because it was an accident? Hurt in the sense not physically, but emotionally (scold or frighten). I agree for all of us, our own kids are everything. So, when they play, we should carefully monitor what they are playing with and strictly refuse if its not acceptable.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
15 May 11
Hi. keep_onwatch. No. I would not hurt a child at all. I may be upset, but I will try to keep from lashing at them. After all, they may tell their parents that I have yelled at them, and I don't want that to happen at all. It was an accident and I will not treat it like it was any other reason besides an accident. When I let my kids play on the playground at the dentist office, I always watch my children, because sometimes the other kids can play rough. My kids always seem to play fair, but I still keep an close eye out on them when they are around other kids too.
• India
16 May 11
Firstly, Thank you for your lovely response. I guess when accidents happen, the better way is to really let it go rather than make a mess outta it. You did bring out a most important point, to supervise the kids when they play is ever essential for the safety of our children. Have a wonderful day/night.
@tink91879 (746)
• United States
14 May 11
Accident or not I would remind both children we need to be careful and respectful when we play. I wld have the child apologize just so he shows hes sorry and so he knows I need to be more careful. Its the same if my child hurt someone elses accidentally or not I wld have my child apologize so he/she recognizes what they did. I think this helps them to remember better and know they cant get away with things. They cld hurt someone and go around claiming it to be an accident all the time if constantly overlooked. Its good to apologize just to learn respect for others.
• India
15 May 11
Yeah, couldnt agree more. We definetly need to teach them how to respect each other and play and of course to apologize would make things better between them. Thanks for your response.
• United States
14 May 11
If it were a minor injury to my child I would not deliberately hurt the child that did it to mine in a physical way but I would talk to that child and tell them I was not happy with what they did to my child and that I hope that it would not happen again.
• India
15 May 11
Yeah, telling and teching is a good way, but accidents happen, and also we need to think of it like.." what if my child did the same thing to that other kid?" It would still be an accident.
• United States
14 May 11
Hello it a bad thing avenge my kids, they are kids, all they want is to play, its just an accident, i'll let go of the kid
• India
15 May 11
So very true, after all kids are kids let it be your child or mine. Thanks so much for your lovely response. Have a nice day.
• China
14 May 11
I would prefer to tell my kid to be more careful.You need to let them learn to be responsible for their own life.
• India
15 May 11
I couldnt agree more! they should be taught to be responsible for thier own life, though as children, they need absolutel guidance, but making them more prepared and careful is part of that guidance. Thanks for your response.
• Mexico
14 May 11
Hi kwwp onwatch: If that was unintentional I won't do anything because it was just an accident but if it was intentional I would tell him: look what you've done, that was really bad and I would ignore him because my first priority would be my child. Then I'll talk to the kid's parents to tell him what he has done. ALVARO
• India
15 May 11
Yes, if done intentionally, it needs to be corrected and that done right at an early age would be helpful in future. Thanx for your response.
@masang (295)
• Philippines
13 May 11
It was just an accident. I will not hurt the kid. It would be a traumatic experience to the kid If I have to hurt him or reprimand him. It happened to me when I was a child. I accidentally thrown a piece of wood to my playmate's face near his eye. His mother was so angry. She even went to our house and reprimanded me. My mother who was speechless. She was not able to defend me. I was still 6 years old during that time. It was really painful to be hurt by an adult of the thing that you accidentally did.
• India
15 May 11
Yeah, I understand completely. Doing so would definetly leave a 6 year old in pain and well your experience does narrate that children do remember traumatic expereinces in their childhood! Thank you so much for sharing your experience.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
13 May 11
hello, Actually, if it is all accident I will just let it go because it is not intentional, I know that my kid hurt but I also know what will be the effect if I shouted the kid or hurt him too. I will just give him an advice not to do it again because he might hurt again. alright? I hope it helps
• India
15 May 11
Yeah, I agree, when accidents happen, its better to leave them alone, as kids accidents do happen and blaming and hurting the kids would bring no joy! Thanks for your response!