I’m curious about something. If you notice that your friend (or even an acquaintance) has their child in an unsafe situation, when do you speak up and say something? When does it become helpful/educational and when does it cross the line as being nosy and butting into someones parenting choices and life?
- A friend has their kids in the car seat’s but the straps aren’t on correctly, are too loose, or are in another way that is clearly not safe for the kid.
- A friend has a child riding a bike but without a helmet
- A friend has a child in a boat but with no life jacket.
- A friend gives her 1 year old soda in a bottle.
- A friend allows her child to watch an (in your opinion, of course) violent and inappropriate movie.
I think, most of the things we do as parents we do because it’s our way of doing it. You know? It works for us, it’s what we believe is the best thing to do, it’s how we were raised, it makes the most sense to us… whatever. I’m all for doing your own thing and making the best choices for you and YOUR family.
But when I see a kid in a car seat who is practically falling out of it, I literally cringe. (And of course, my kids aren’t always in their seats perfectly either. I don’t want to come across as a know-it-all or like I’m judging anyone. But straps that are really loose just seem like a DUH thing to me.)
Depends on who it is?
I know I mentioned a lot about the car seat thing, but I want to know what you think about other things too.