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CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 22:54:28

I just watched a bit of "driving mum and dad mad" (car crash tv prog on tonight)

A family were on for help with dealing with their 5 yo ds who was allegedly out of control.

In the 5 mins I was watching, I saw the mother kicking him and shouting "fuck off you little shit" and also, upon finding him with the freezer open and the bottom drawer out, picked him up and threw him out of the room shouting "fucking leave it alone you little fucker"


I am horrified that this can be televised. It is child abuse IMO

RTKangaMummy Wed 23-Feb-05 22:58:52

Havent watched it yet was watching DH


RTKangaMummy Wed 23-Feb-05 22:59:22

not husband des housewives

Beetroot Wed 23-Feb-05 22:59:44

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Beetroot Wed 23-Feb-05 23:00:38

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CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:01:03

I in fact DO swear in front of dd sometimes. I don't EVER sweat AT her.

I think there is a huge difference

CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:01:14


hercules Wed 23-Feb-05 23:02:46

I saw a bit of that show and thought it was horrible. A lot of kids who swear at school also say they swear at home and for them that's normal and they dont get why it is offensive.

hercules Wed 23-Feb-05 23:03:19

Mmmm, not sure about not sweating.....

CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:03:20

well I do maybe sweat at her but don't swear

hercules Wed 23-Feb-05 23:03:33

CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:04:00

I just find it inconceivable that you can go as far as appearing on tv for help when you are acting like that!

JoolsToo Wed 23-Feb-05 23:04:26

it's a viscious circle ...........

WideWebWitch Wed 23-Feb-05 23:04:35

It sounds like an awful programme, quite, what do they expect? I have heard children spoken to like this outside ds's school

CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:05:26

yes i'm sure, not trying to be holierthanthou but you MUST even if you are the dimmest and sweariest person on earth realise that kicking your 5yo and shouting "fuck off you little shit" will result in behavioural problems. Surely?

Beetroot Wed 23-Feb-05 23:06:18

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JoolsToo Wed 23-Feb-05 23:06:41

clearly not

Gillage Wed 23-Feb-05 23:06:55


CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:07:16


Beety do you hang around the playground with heroin too? Does she realise her life will be over if you do this to her?

CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:07:45

Hello gillage, welcome to our web...

Fran1 Wed 23-Feb-05 23:08:19

It was appauling wasn't it.

The other thing i cannot grasp is these parents having "difficulty" praising their children? I'm not denying i don't have my off days, but generally speaking i praise dd constantly - don't even think about - just say well done, thats a good drawing, thank you for getting dressed so nicely ..... it just comes naturally doesn't it?

That Mum who swears, did you see her when the expert was on the phone to her and told her to go and thank her son. She looked so embarrassed and wasn't sure if she'd be able to do it again over the next few days. HELLO? that is very very sad, i s'pose it begs the question what kind of upbringing they had themselves.

Fran1 Wed 23-Feb-05 23:09:14

Hello to Gillage too! sorry hadn't read your posts beforehand Too busy going off on one.

CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:09:17

beety ff needs you here

Gwenick Wed 23-Feb-05 23:09:21

Didn't see it, sounds awful!! I must confess on VERY rare occasions I've sworn at DS1, but if I was doing it on a frequent basis (and brave enough to do it with TV cameras in my face!) I would certainly realise that it was the very basis of my child's behavioural problems (not that he has any, 99% of the time he's an absolute gem - think that's why I get 'extra' stressed when he's naughty - I'm not used to it!)

CountessDracula Wed 23-Feb-05 23:10:15

Gwenwick I don't think the odd lapse counts! This was ingrained and regular, believe me

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