A neighbor’s son from around the corner was visiting their grandmother who happens to live there. He comes here to play video games. These two sitatuons are based upon a conversation I had overheard and his being there; as well as my own thought wanderings.
You say, “You’re not my kid. Because no kid of mine can be disrespectful.”
The kid is your daughter or son, who is out in public and says to you or the baby’s father, I don’t have to listen to you. You’re not the boss of me.
The kid is at a neighbor’s house. He or she is having a conversation with someone. During the conversation s/he is disrespectful to the other adult in the house. And says, “I am not your daughter or son. You should be glad, I’m not, because I would never respect you.”
In your handling of these two situations you the parent say, ” You’re being disrespectful and I told you before we left the house, that no kid of mine is going to disrepect another person. I did not raise you that way, so you will act accordingly or you will get beat.”
So is this the way to handle the situation? Would you as a parent handle that?