ANSWERS: 34
  • I wouldnt get in the middle of it.
  • How's it going today. It's not my kid and I would care less because that is how they have decided to raise their children and it is none of my business.
  • Buy your kid the damn candy to make him stay shut.
  • Again I also wouldn't get in the middle but I hardly think this constitutes maltreatment. Good for them for sometimes saying no.
  • Nothing. If it's their child it's up to them, maybe the child has a sensitivity to sugar which makes them go crazy, or they want to promote healthy eating. To be honest, I doubt I'd buy my children sweets and chocolate; my parents discouraged me from eating sweets and it didn't hurt me. It's probably better for the child if they don't eat the candy anyway, it's full of sugar and E numbers which make them hyper and rot their teeth.
  • I say good for them. I don't often buy candy bars for my son. I don't deprive him of sweets entirely but I don't get him something every trip to the store, either.
  • Give them a round of applause kids today eat far to much sugary stuff,i see it everyday in my job kids demand it and for a quiet life the parent buys it.
  • I wouldn't say anything to them. Or maybe make small talk with said parent over the tantrum. It is embarrasing to have your child screaming and yelling in public. Before the tantrum started (maybe even before the child is born) parents decided how they are going to deal with these situations. It is often times not easy, and the last thing I want to be is that parent behind her in line who knows everything and thinking about how MY child would never act like that - because all kids do at one point or another.
  • Nothing, probably. Unless I knew them in which case I would say exactly the same as what I would if that parent did buy the child a candy bar. I don't think refusing to buy confectionary is bad parenting, on the contrary, if the child has too much it isn't going to a have a positive effect on their health is it? Parents have no obligation to buy what the child demands, in fact generally they shouldn't to prevent the child becoming spoilt. Regardless of whether it's right or wrong, raising a child is a complex thing. It certainly wouldn't be my place to stick my nose in and interfere in a complex parent-child relationship which I don't understand.
  • Nothing. I figure they know if their kid is diabetic or not, know if their kid on sugar is the devil incarnate or not, know if the kid is allergic to what may be in the candy or not, or know if it is almost time for supper or not. The only time I MAY say something is in the case of physical potential abuse (spanking a kid in public). But then I rarely intervene since most of the kids don't cringe as if it happens all the time. Those that do cause me pause and concern and I will privately, calmly ask the parent if they are calm enough themselves or if they need help.
  • WAY TO GO! Although I might only think it and not say it! All things in moderation including junk foods and saying YES. From what I see...too many parents need to LEARN TO SAY NO...and not in a nasty, mean way...but matter of fact! I see too many parents who give in just to shut up their whiny mouthed BRAT (s) who clearly need to learn that while we LOVE being able to provide for many of our children's WANTS and even more their NEEDS...THEY do not get what they want by behaving wretchedly, rudely or loudly. Some candy now and then is a wonderful thing...I love chocolate and I do sometimes buy it for all of us here...but it's not a given...and THAT parent you speak of may have a VERY GOOD reason not to buy the candy bar at that exact moment.
  • Not my kid. What am I supposed to say? "Buy the kid a friggin' candy bar you heartless scumbag, before I cut your head off and shove it in freezer section. "What? He's diabetic? Oh, sorry. Nevermind about that whole cutting off the head thing then."
  • Nothing since I don't know their circumstances. Sometimes I will buy it for my kids, sometimes I won't. Depends on the time of day, the extra money we do or don't have this paycheck, the frequency of their sweets this week, etc. Whatever it is, it is a judgement call I make at the store. I will not buy one every time my kid asks for one. They sometimes ask, and I sometimes say yes. Sometimes I offer without them asking so they are aware that they don't always have to ask to receive a treat.
  • Nothing..it's the parents choice not mine.
  • If they're alone like me I back them up and tell the child they need to listen to mommy/daddy. And I tell the parents I sympathise because mine do the same thing. My two year old will lie on the floor face down and scream. You know what I tell him? "Hope the floor tastes nice". My seven year old says he hates me? "I don't care I'm still your mother and you will do as I say". And before we leave they must apologize to every single preson they desturbed.
  • Nothing. It's not my business. Maybe they're really poor and can't afford to spend money on little things that aren't necessary. Maybe his punishment for acting out is not to get a treat today. Maybe the kid is diabetic. Maybe he had a treat today already and shouldn't have any more. There are so many reasons that this parent might say no, and it's not my job to step in and tell them how to raise their child.
  • Nothing, I don't always buy them for mine, and I don't know if their kid is diabetic or has alergies, they might do it to save their kid's life...
  • Nothink that is not my business,how some one brings up their child.I would only comment on such a thing as seeing some one beat a child.
  • Chloroform.
  • Good on yer , it is your business not mine.
  • Today it's a candy bar...Tomorrow it's the whole store !
  • Nothen at all - i would think he or she did not need a candy bar
  • Good for them. More children need to be told no more often. Edited.
  • yes, probably nothing, but if I was witnessing the event, and the child was trying to force the parent into a situation thorough whining or bad behavior, then good on the parent, thats exactly how it should be, and even if it was just because the child fancied a bit of candy, basically our kids are eating to much of that sort of item any how, so no harm done by not having it !!
  • Good job
  • Nothing. I am not the parent, responsible for the child's behavior and associated rewards.
  • I probably wouldn't say anything. It's really not my business. Who cares if parents don't buy their children chocolate bars? They aren't good for you anyway. I think it would be absolutely rude for me to tell any parent what to do when they aren't even doing anything wrong. Why should they give in to their children's selfish greed? If a parent can say, "No, I am not buying you any candy/chocolate bars" and can stick to what he or she said, he or she deserves to be RESPECTED. So many parents these days seem to have forgotten how to say no.
  • Can I get the candy bar so He'll shut the HELL up!!
  • Nothing. I can think of plenty of reasons to say no. None of my business.
  • i would say thanks for not helping me rot my teeth with junk.
  • I never say anything, it is not any of my business. I have no idea of the customers finances, what the child has already eaten that day or is about to eat.
  • Will you buy me one?
  • Uh...they need to be taught that they don't get everything they want...unless they're like Oprah or Bill Gates.
  • good for them. kids can't always get their way and they don't need anymore candy and sugar in their diets these days.

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