I just read a story that I could totally relate to and I love the commentary added by Lisa Belkin.
On the Huffington Post parenting blog Belkin writes: no one can get to us — worry us, provoke us, amaze us, infuriate us — like our own kids.
Here’s the latest example of kids who pushed mom to the brink:
In Salem, MA, a mother called the police to report that her five children had been fighting all day, according to the local paper. The 15-year-old son punched his 8-year-old sister in the arm and their 16-year-old sister stepped in and was reportedly pushed to the ground.
When the arriving officers asked “what she felt we as a police department could do to help assist her with the issues she’s having as a parent,” the incident report says, “the mother replied ‘I want them both out of here,’ ” referring to the oldest children. In the end, the state Department of Children and Families was called in, and the older son faces a court date where he’ll face charges for hitting his sister.
How many of you parents can relate to exactly what pushed this mother to the point where she responded this way? My hand is raised.
Have you ever been tempted to call the cops on your kids?