By Lexi Walters Wright
Whether they mean to or not, other parents might interfere with the parenting of your child. Here are ideas on how to respond when other parents criticize, offer unwanted advice or try to discipline your child.
A veteran writer and editor for parenting magazines and websites, Lexi Walters Wright has a master’s degree in library and information science and is proud to serve families at Understood.org.
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Hi jedPGH: I'm very sorry you and your child were in such a situation. What you describe is very different from somebody interfering with your parenting or making critical remarks. It sounds more like a safety concern. If you feel your child is being threatened, that's a time to step in, say something to let the other person know it's not acceptable and take action to make sure your child is safe.
That is just WRONG, special needs child or not! I would have told the person to NEVER threaten my child again, EVER, and I probably would have left immediately. That is INEXCUSABLE .
I would like some direction re: when adults threaten to physically harm your child and then when called on it,claim they were "kidding" we had a similar incident to the above "picture taking" and the mom said "*name* I'm going to punch you in the head if you don't stop figiting"
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