In an earlier TikTok video, user @invasian_ pointed out that she wasn’t comfortable with other parents scolding her child. After receiving some backlash from her followers, the TikToker wanted to clarify her statement.
The TikToker’s main point was that it’s OK to tell someone else’s child that they did something wrong, as long as it’s done with respect.
“What you’re NOT gonna do is raise your voice at my child [and] make him or her feel uncomfortable,” the passionate parent said. “And you sure as h*** are not gonna threaten my child.”
@Invasian_ continues, clarifying that just because she doesn’t want parents screaming at her kids doesn’t mean that parents shouldn’t get involved if another kid is doing something they shouldn’t be doing.
“By all means if he is doing something wrong or endangering himself or somebody else’s kid? Get in there and tell him. But RESPECTFULLY, though.”
The TikTok mom goes on to say that if she saw another kid doing something wrong, she would do the same. But she would say, “Hey, we don’t do that here” — with kindness and respect.
“Because I have respect for your children, you and also myself,” she said. “We’re on the same team here, mommas. We should look out for each other’s kids 24/7.”
The comments section was filled with praise for the TikToker’s parenting take.
“A lot of people need to learn this because some people are just out to embarrass kids,” one user wrote.
“RESPECT! Preach it girl!” wrote another moved TikToker.
“Yassss I won’t raise my voice but I will RESPECTFULLY tell them what’s wrong or dangerous,” said a mom in agreement.
When it comes to successful parenting, a little respect goes a long way!
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