They Broke TV Remote

@prashu228 (25811)
India
May 9, 2017 7:28am CST
Hey all, It's like hell today at home. My brother (cousin) works in another state ,he has two kids.They came yesterday on summer vacation. If one is north pole other one is south pole.Both their parents are working.They spend time with their nanny after school till their parents come home. If one likes to watch cartoon other one wants to watch a movie, they keep on fighting for remote.I know children do all this but there is a limit for anything.Today while fighting for the remote ,the elder one broke it. It's a new TV bought only few months back (I bought the TV, may be that's why i am feeling so bad) I cannot scold them, . Helpless situation.
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@MALUSE (40175)
• Germany
9 May 17
Why can't you scold them? Since when is it ok that visiting relatives destroy your things?
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
9 May 17
Their parents did not say anything , my mom says they are children leave it, which I dont like at all
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@MALUSE (40175)
• Germany
9 May 17
@prashu228 Then open your mouth and say something instead of grumbling only for yourself.
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@ptrikha_2 (8284)
• India
9 May 17
@MALUSE Now a days many parents are too lenient. And some are so biased that even if their kids do bad things, and trouble someone else, they overlook those things and even start arguing with the victim, and their parents. This is morally wrong but I am seeing society increasingly moving towards such behaviour. This is very very worrying. What if we teach our kids good values, but very less other kids follow such values? It becomes very tough then to have one's kids follow good moral values. The society decays but then if we let bad things propagate, how can we let the society progress?
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@Kandae11 (37024)
9 May 17
Why can't you scold them?
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
9 May 17
My brother and his wife may feel bad, they themselves did not scold them
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@ptrikha_2 (8284)
• India
9 May 17
@prashu228 Yes at times, in relations, it becomes very tough, and one has to tread carefully. However, may be you can convey your feelings in some clever way going forward.
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@Sreekala (22955)
• India
12 May 17
@prashu228 But children need advises and they must realize the mistake they do. I am not telling scold them but they must inform in a nice way. Parenting is a tough task. I will say we have to be strict with children wherever it is necessary .
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@allknowing (65103)
• India
10 May 17
I love kids but today's kids do not give me happpiness
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
10 May 17
True, no proper manners at all, are parents responsible for all this?
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@allknowing (65103)
• India
10 May 17
@prashu228 Yes. they truly are. They have no patience and easily give in
@ptrikha_2 (8284)
• India
9 May 17
Yes sometimes kids do not listen at all. It is very hard to get them behave in a "peaceful" manner. One way could be to sit and have an elder always take care of the remote in such cases. However, that is not always practically possible. May be when these two kids grow up, they will act more responsibly.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
9 May 17
Hope so, their parents did not say anything, so even i can't say anything. If i open my mouth ,you know how these relatives react
@DianneN (78211)
• United States
9 May 17
I certainly hope the older one apologized to you! Will their parents replace your remote control?
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
12 May 17
Nothing happened like that..
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@Sreekala (22955)
• India
12 May 17
Oh ho some children are too naughty. But I don't like my children go other home and fight like this way. Then breaking something I can't tolerate at all. Thankfully they behaved well in other's home. They do fight at our home only.
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• Preston, England
21 May 17
ouch - hope you are able to replace it and operate the TV without it
@Shiva49 (12986)
• Singapore
14 May 17
I understand your predicament; sometimes, we have to just grin and bear it! siva
@responsiveme (16227)
• India
11 May 17
It's very difficult to manage kids...They are so full of energy...Are there any parks nearby
@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
10 May 17
Now that's very rude of those children. I am sure your house must be in a messy state because of them. I know you said you cant scold them but you can talk to them firmly. Else they go around and smash everything else in the house
@SAM774 (3734)
10 May 17
So annoying this is
• Philippines
10 May 17
I would be going MAD as hell if they dare wreck our TV! Not to mention it's not even their HOUSE! I know my brother would if relatives are here. I won't feel bad for the parents if they're not doing their job disciplined their children at home and leave it to the maids.
@sharon6345 (125805)
• United States
9 May 17
you can always replace the remote and this time keep it from them. Turn the tv on to one channel and leave it there.
@youless (91498)
• Guangzhou, China
9 May 17
I am sorry to hear that. In the past it was difficult to solve it. But today it is easy. I know buying the new remote control from your TV company is expensive. But you can buy any TV remote control via the net easily and they all work well. Especially these TV remote controls are not expensive. The remote controls for our air-conditioners were changed already because the old ones broke.