Reminder: Kids are People too, Show Respect and be Kind to Them
Just a reminder that kids are people, too.
Today, while at the Edmonton Zoo, my toddler fell while running and scraped his knees. He of course screamed bloody murder and was very angry. He stayed on the ground crying and screaming, and refused to let us touch him for about 5 mins. In that time, about four different people pointed and commented on him!!!
Someone pointed to him and told her own toddler “that’s what happens when you run away from daddy” while looking at my son. Then another woman pointed and said “oh my he’s so tired!”
By then I was already livid and I can’t even recall what the other two women said.
That was rude, and completely uncalled for. There’s no need to point at someone else’s child and comment on their behaviour.
Please be respectful as my child is a person, too. Would you point at an adult in that way if they had tripped? If you were close by, you might ask if they were alright but you’d never say “I saw how fast you were walking. You deserved to fall.”