A Mother Who Lost Control of Her Emotions
By M Cheung
June 29, 2022 5:12am CST
I went to the mall to do some groceries shopping. On my way back home, I heard a boy crying out loud in the lobby of the mall. He was about 3 years old. He was just standing there by himself, feeling so helpless. I went to him and asked what happened. He said he could not find his mother. When I'm about to take him to the security guard, a woman carrying a bag of groceries ran towards us. She (obviously the boy's mother) yelled at him and asked why he didn't follow her. She even hit the boy badly with her hand. She obviously was very nervous about the boy getting lost and lost control of her emotions. I told her to calm down and stop hitting the boy. Otherwise, I would call the Security Guard. She stopped and took the boy away. I really feel sorry for the boy and wish him luck. I don't have experience in parenting, but I think uncontrolled parental anger can have negative effects on a child’s mental and physical well-being that may continue into later life. What do you think?
12 people like this
• United States
She was scared and thought of all the what if's in an instant. I am glad she was able to find him and trust me when they were on their way home she had a conversation with him. She was truly sorry you can bet that. I am glad you were there and not a child taker.
• Peoria, Arizona
Goodness sakes, it is like adults forget how they were as kids. Not only was it traumatizing for the kid to lose his mom, but to be hit because he didn't know what else to do. That is so sad. I do hope that you telling her off started something in her brain to learn to not hit her kid.