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to constantly get riled........

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HateTheHoover Mon 28-Sep-09 16:15:18

by smug MNers who love to tell how well behaved their kids are as a result of their amazing parenting skills.

<ducks for cover>

mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 16:17:55

get over yourself

yawn, thread about a thread, yawn

Fluffypoms Mon 28-Sep-09 16:20:54

oh whats happend now?

Rantagonist Mon 28-Sep-09 16:20:55

Yawn, a post complaining about a thread about a thread grin

Rantagonist Mon 28-Sep-09 16:22:46

BTW my amazing parenting skills have produced a very well behaved child in my own head grin

HateTheHoover Mon 28-Sep-09 16:22:56

Not just talking about the pizza thread mmrsceptic.Just don't know why so many threads have to go down the same line - e.g.
Why don't people just control their children, mine would never do xxxx, yadda yadda yadda.....
Its not exactly sympathetic/empathetic to the fact that a lot of mums try very hard!

mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 16:27:16

why shouldn't they say that? maybe it's true that their children wouldn't, and maybe it's true that they think people should control their children better

doesn't mean their opinion is right

although on the pizza thread i was of course completely in the right

HateTheHoover Mon 28-Sep-09 16:31:16

So I am BU then? smile
If it makes any difference - I think I should control my children better grin, so we are all in agreement!

mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 16:32:42


HateTheHoover Mon 28-Sep-09 16:48:29

I think it would be nice to have a universal recognition that there are (a lot) of parents out there who try (and fail) to instil discipline.
Its often implied by some MNers that if a child misbehaves, then this is as a result of parents not being arsed to bring their children up properly, and teach them right from wrong.

Where's the empathy sisters??? smile

mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 17:05:43

well sometimes it is, hoover, and I don't empathise with anybody like that

HateTheHoover Mon 28-Sep-09 17:07:48

Still, surely best not to tar everyone with the same brush?

MoonTheLoon Mon 28-Sep-09 17:10:06


but that doesn't mean that others wont be.

DuelingFanjo Mon 28-Sep-09 17:10:35

it is a bit annoying though isn't it? Same as the 'oh come and listen to the incredibly --not very cute/funny thing my toddler just did' kind of thread...

**ducks for cover**

comewhinewithme Mon 28-Sep-09 17:16:43


mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 17:22:02

well speak as you find

if you're in say a situation like wot we were talking about you can generally see what's going on if you've been a parent yourself and often if you haven't

judging means thinking you are superior: i just don't like it when i see it

mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 17:23:01

well well well

where did they all come from

i don't mean to sound complacent but it does sound complacent

hullygully Mon 28-Sep-09 17:27:42

It is very easy to produce a well behaved child and if you don't well if you've been a parent you'll know what I mean.

What I can't stand are parents who let their children run riot you know what I mean if you have, especially when they're not even English, People that haven't will know, won't they? Then whose fault will it be?

TheHeadbangingWombat Mon 28-Sep-09 17:28:51


mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 17:32:28

hully I am guessing your children can be quite a handful

well join the club and stop being so defensive about it

curiositykilled Mon 28-Sep-09 17:33:35

some people on the pizza thread thought it was the trying that was important though didn't they?

I tried to say that, pretty sure after I went back and read a bit that other people had said that too?

Wasn't mmrsceptic one of them?

I don't know... Trying is important, more important than outcome sometimes but I quite enjoy the odd bit of smug, where better than MN to share it too?

It's not easy to produce a well behaved child and even well behaved children can have off days... trying is important!


hullygully Mon 28-Sep-09 17:34:02

Oh woe woe if only I was a better parent they are out of control you are right I am virtually a Russian-Greek with it all.

mmrsceptic Mon 28-Sep-09 17:36:13

oh dear

it's all gone a bit pete tong

curiosity smile mine are certainly trying

sarah293 Mon 28-Sep-09 18:01:34

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RumourOfAHurricane Mon 28-Sep-09 18:10:02

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