July 26, 2016 11:30am CST
Walking through Manchester and yet again I saw a typical young lad aged under five chasing the pigeons trying to kick and stamp on them. He made so much noise that he had no hope of making contact with one but his cruel intent was very obvious. Why on Earth do boys do that kind of thing? Surely the parents should be trying to show that such aggression is not nice even if it achieves nothing in this kind of situation. It isn’t remotely cute or adorable behaviour. So glad most kids grow out of it. I don't know if I was such a moronic sociopathic sadist at that age too. Arthur Chappell
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• Manchester, England
26 Jul 16
What amazes me is that some parents actually take a strange sort of pride in such behaviour from their offspring, especially boys. It's like they are proud that he is showing signs of being a bit of a hard lad. Yeah, really hard, trying to stamp on pigeons.
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• Midland, Michigan
29 Jul 16
A few weeks ago, we had a very young child of maybe three or so trying to climb up the window at the front of the store and his parents were right there with him. The window frames were about three to four inches deep, yet they allowed him to go up two levels. I couldn't believe what i was seeing and was about ready to give them a piece of my mind.
26 Jul 16
My kids were never allowed to be abusive toward animals. They rarely displayed any tendencies of the sort. I don't remember ever doing stuff like that as a kid without the involvement of peer pressure from other boys my age. I only remember participating once and I didn't feel good about it.