Have you noticed how many of those who are anti-discipline children (as in a "get there attention" pop on the butt) are the first ones to criticize unruly kids? When I see a parent with a kid on a "leader" or actually trying to discipline their kid, I take the time to stop and tell them how refreshing to see a parent being a parent to their children and giving the kids a gift of structure.Funny how it is always "a kid" like it is just one out of control brat. But if you knew my sister and her brood/mob you would say land this plane now! She says "everyone knows how kids are" NO, WE DON'T! Our kids behave...or face the consequences...it is called parenting...a new idea, I know, to many who rear children these days.
"What? You refuse to eat your dinner of pizza, hotdogs and mac n cheese? Okay, then here eat this ice cream to shut you up" such a tough mom..