Are Moms The New Bullies? Another Mom Arrested for Egging On Fight!
As moms we all want to protect our kids, but would you ever encourage them to fight or even worse, join in? This week police charged a Texas mom with child endangerment for doing just that. The 14 year old victim says the mom started yelling at her daughter, “Hit her, hit her!” The 13-year-old then punched her in the face and allegedly continued to fight with her. During the fight, the mom allegedly also hit the victim in the head, pulled her hair and yelled “That’s what you get for back stabbing your friend!” Supposedly they were upset about bad Facebook comments.
Headlines like these really make me mad! How dare parents that are supposed to be role models for their kids perpetuate this type of violent behavior? It also makes me sad for these kids because they are exposed to this negative environment and this cycle will just keep repeating itself. Unfortunately, these stories are all over the news and what’s even worse, many times the fights are caught on video and then posted on YouTube and Facebook like a badge of honor. These violent videos then not only spread through the school, but the community and then get picked up by the media. What also disturbs me is that many of the fights are in front of dozens of witnesses and no one does anything to stop it.
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In most of these cases many of the moms cite cyber bullying as the cause- that they were sick of their children being harassed and threatened. That I completely understand, no one wants their child to be bullied, but what I don’t understand is how they can be such bullies themselves. Many of the videos show not only violent behavior, but very disturbing and angry words. There has to be a way to show our children a way to protect themselves from physical and mental abuse without turning into a bully. What do you think?
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