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My wife said to one of my children, if you don't stop fighting with your sister, you are going to walk home. I was reported when my wife and I followed through with our threat. I had my child walk off her tantrum while I drove next to her along the side of the road. The neighbor who saw this assumed that I was being abusive and inserted himself into the middle of our discipline. I tried to handle the situation by explaining myself and appreciating his consern.
He continued to belittle me, so I picked up my girl and drove off. If he were to see the follow up to the situation he would have seen me pick her up, put her back in the car, drive home and have a discussion without yelling or hitting involved. Insted he followed me home and called the police.
The police were kind, but I was mortified by the thought of being accused of abuse. Some people need to stay out of dicapline or just listen to the other side and not be confrontational. I was not confrontational to this gentleman. Although I did want to have it out with him for his invasive actions. I would hate to see how his kids turn out for not following though with threats of dicapline.
However I have been in all sorts of homes where there is abuse going on that turns my stomach. I have called the police in those situations. Like I said I was apreciative of my accusers conncern, but he clearly was not going to listen to reason.
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
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