I’m mortified when my kids are rude or mean to someone.
I feel bad for their victim, but I also feel responsible. How did I come to raise my very own Veruca Salt? The Oompa Loompas were very clear in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Veruca Salt was a brat because her parents spoiled her.
When my five-year-old yells at our little neighbor to get off the swing, or my son throws something in a rage, I feel like a chorus of bright orange-faced men are singing about my shortcomings as a parent. And let’s face it, if it’s not a gaggle of Oopma Loompas, there are plenty of adults lining up to judge you for your child’s terrible behaviour.
Read the full article at Kidspot