I do not have any biological children but, in my heart, I have a son. I know a lot of very good parents. I know a few mediocre parents. But I have never met parents as bad as this. Good God.
I do not agree with the first situation - the mother who wanted to call the police on the pregnant woman who disciplined her son for running in the street. I would probably have the same reaction.
I also don't think that parents should never discipline their kids in public. Every child would be a spoiled brat if that were the case! I don't frown on parents who are stern with their kids in public, or even who spank their kids in public. That is their own way of parenting and I have nothing against that. Everyone is different.
The part about this story (and the reason I posted it) was because of the family in the store. I'm not sure how I feel about the women calling the police on them (the father was slapping the child - that's different than spanking) but I know EXACTLY how I feel about what the mother said. That is unacceptable under any circumstance, EVER.