wrong discipline

26 July 2012

RJ's old bike, which we bought three years ago, was too small for him already. We went to Cartimar a few weeks back and he chose a blue bike. He's a good swimmer, he already joined a 5K run and he now loves to bike, I can't wait for his first triathlon!

 

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It's not safe to go biking in our street so we went to Rizal Park two Sunday's ago for RJ to be able to try out his new bike. There were still a a lot of people, resting after a fun run, when we arrived. There was this group sorting out empty plastic bottles. They collected the bottles which the runners just threw on the park ground. How hard is it to find a trash can? You'd think that these runners are disciplined people, well most of them are not! I will make another post about this.

 

Back to my story. The sorters has a little boy with them. He's around 2-3 years old, I think, his height was my son's height when he was three. I was getting annoyed with this boy actually because whenever he see RJ, he'll bike going perpendicular to RJ's direction. RJ even fell off his bike one time because he was trying to avoid the boy. The parents never told the little boy to stop, even when they saw that he's causing danger to himself and my son.

 

Another boy arrived. The boy with the bike let the other boy use his bike. All of a sudden I saw the dad, of the boy with the bike, get one of his slippers and hit the boy (owner of the bike). "Why did you let him borrow?", this he said while he kept hitting the boy's behind. "He will just destroy your bike, don't ever let anyone borrow it again!"

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What kind of discipline was that? He was teaching his son to be greedy.

 

I'm afraid to even think what other "lessons in life" he teach this poor boy and his other kids. The government spends a lot of money teaching people in the poor area about family planning. These same people are also ignorant in teaching their children about good values and right conduct. The government should also educate these people about parenting.

16 comments:

texas_sweetie said...

yikes, that's awful. the boy got spanked simply because letting the other boy borrow his bike and he couldn't stop his son from doing the crazy thing to your boy? oh my!

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ron silvoza said...

we can all hope that every human being could at least make reason/sense of what they're doing/teaching to their kids...

goes for both the educated and un-educated kind of people...

thanks for sharing po :)

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Dhemz Apdian - Dias said...

geeez...I'm not a good parent but I thought that was totally wrong...bad parenting 101!

melandria said...

i guess each parents has its own way of teaching their kids the right way, too sad that some are resorting on even spanking their kids. i have been through that and i know the feeling and the emotions involved plus the trauma it causes me.

tatess said...

I pitty the kids with parents who don't know the right way to discipline their kids. The parents should be the one who needs the discipline, probably bit them(parents)to death.

Jerla Oh lalala said...

it's sad that some parents out there tolerates their child's negative behavior. they'll regret it as the child grows up, especially when their kid creates trouble and bring them reproach.

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Adin B said...

I am so sorry about that. That was not so nice of the father to do that. He certainly was not teaching the kid the right way. The kid needs to spank his father then, not the other way. And about the runners, were they just running like working out or runners like in a race or something? hahaha I asked because if they were in a race they won't be able to throw their bottles in the proper place since they are running (and I know you know that), but if they were just running as workout, then that is definitely disrespect to the area. Sorry about that.

Marana Alva said...

there are different ways on how to discipline our kids. Yes, he may be teaching his son to be greedy on the other hand, maybe he was also trying to instill something like taking care of his personal stuff especially if that bike came from hard-earned money. :)

wifetoalineman02 said...

Biking is really fun thing to do especially with the family. Rizal Park is very busy and we had a car accident back in the Philippines. The traffic is crazy. Always keep an eye on your son. Safety is very important.

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MARIA SIGRID Lo said...

hay...in our local park called the capitol lagoon, I really show people that I pick up their trash. Kainis lang kasi. Why, does somebody in their homes really pick up their trash after them? Why is it so hard for them to go to the trash can when there are soooooo many of them scattered all over the park!

btw sis, I would appreciate name/url sa comment kasi wala ko akong blog sa Google. thanks!

Rossel said...

That's sad...the father is teaching his son to be selfish. Good luck to RJ's 1st triathlon. Way to go RJ! :)

Rachelle said...

hmm.. I wonder who the other boy was... Do they know him? Maybe I'm just bad but what I only saw wrong there was the spanking. The father could have just talked to his son. Greedy? hmm.. I don't think he's being greedy if they don't know who the boy is. If the boy was a stranger to them, i think the father has a point to get mad. Just my honest opinion. :)

Teresa Martinez said...

Parenting is really a big responsibility. We should be very careful in how our children will interpret our words and actions.

Marie Michel said...

Awwwwful! That's one of the things we parent should teach, be giving and never treat our kids as prince and princesses, they don't own the world... :/

Bless said...

That is sad. I just can't understand that kind of parenting.

emz said...

wow that is so sad. for me its not good to disciple your kids in the public, its very embarrassing to their part, specially if with friends. and that 2-3year old boy, he is probably curious with RJ thats why he keeps getting on his way. i hope parents would be more watchful for their little ones. if they get in an accident, we're the only one to blame.

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