Do you mind kids'' view in public, like zoo, escalator, etc.?

China
November 24, 2009 8:33pm CST
Very often we see little children dragged by their parents walking on the streets. Sometimes, we hear mom shouting, "Don't you have your feet?""Good boys should walk by themselves." It is true in normal cases, but when in crowded places, how would the children feel when they see only the legs of adults? And in zoos, they should be held high to enjoy seeing the animals. In other places, for instance at the turning door, and on the plane escalator, it is better to carry them to avoid potential risks, and to make easy way for other people. We need to be more considerate for the kids, right?
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@skysuccess (8880)
• Singapore
25 Nov 09
zhuhuifen46, I do not think that parents are to be totally blamed here. I felt that some zoos just forget that they need to be designed with consideration to the young audience. I really liked those full visible enclosures for popular animals like the Polar bear or Pandas. Some zoos even have drive ins, where patrons could enjoy the authentic wild Safari settings. Whilst some will have technology involved like mono rails or trams, making it equally enjoyable for the whole family including elderly patrons. Also, we should always try to cover a reasonable section of the zoo and not be demanding for a whole zoo when it could be very physically demanding for both parent and child. I personally prefer several small visits and end up happy than squeezing everything in at one go. Have a nice day.
• India
22 Dec 09
Hello my friend zhuhuifen46 Ji, A good sense in paenting should prevail among all those who do not want totake risk with their children. At the same time, little risk may prove to facebig challanges laer on with those kids. May God bless You and have a great time.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I do think that sometimes we need to take a breath and try to remember what it was like to be a kid. I think that sometimes parents get in to much of a hurry and are often overwelmed with other things to actually take a moment to enjoy their children. Nice point.
@dgundo (5)
• United States
25 Nov 09
I agree, in most cases kids like to be independant and walk on their own. However, in crowded places I always carry my kids. My older ones not so much, but I have a 3 year old who likes to be a little to independant, so she thinks she needs to run, not walk, everywhere we go. She doesn't like to be carried so much, but she loves to ride on my shoulders, so I always put her up there, and I do it for two reasons, she stays happy and I know where she is in crowds. Zoo's are one place I let my kids run and see what they can see on their own, but if they can't see I put them on my shoulders. The zoo is a place of learning and discovery, so I'd feel like I'm holding them back if I am constantly carrying them. Now with my 3 year old I will hold her and tell her about the animals, but I also let her down to keep up with her brother and sister, to see what they see. Sometimes they do get caught up in other peoples path of walking or 9 times out of 10, my 3 year old will start dancing and cause a big scene, but that's what kids do, and that's how they express themselves when they can't in words.