“Well, I’d seen those laxative tantrums before…”

Here’s an amazing bit of americana.  Via BoingBoing.  The kid’s diagnosis is correct.

2 Responses to ““Well, I’d seen those laxative tantrums before…””

  1. Phil Says:

    Meh. *No* kid likes taking medicine. Whether the kid is constipated, has a fever, a cough, the flu, diarrhea, chicken pox, etc., kids almost *always* fight taking their medicine. Because medicine tastes *horrible*. Well, it tastes better these days, but it used to taste much worse, and I’m sure back then it was awful. It’s a parent’s job to “be a bad parent” when it means keeping your kid healthy.

  2. faber Says:

    When I read the ad, it sounded a lot like Mommy got mad her child and slapped her (in the head, presumably) in anger. Losing control of yourself and hitting a child sounds like the definition of bad parenting to me. Kids break and angry people are not being careful.

    FWIW, I don’t have a problem with corporal punishment. And I understand you may need to be firm with kids to make them do things they don’t want to do. Furthermore, kids can drive you to distraction. But hitting a kid in anger is nothing to take as lightly as this parent seems to.

    There’s a difference between letting your kid get angry at you – which is just part of being Mom – and hitting them in a passion, which should be a wake up call.