have you ever stepped in?
Lately I have noticed, on two separate occasions, parents/grandparents who are extremely harsh and loud with their children in public. I.E. Last weekend my mother and I were in a shoe store and this woman was with her two girls picking out shoes. She was loud, irritated, and yelling at them, swearing (more under her breath, but intelligible). Yesterday (ironically, in another shoe store) I heard a woman say something with the word "bulls----" loud enough for many people to hear and that she was going to "knock (the girl) through the wall." When do you say something/give dirty looks/do something? I find this so disturbing and just wonder what the kids' life must be like. I wanted so badly to say to the kid when the woman turned the corner, "I'm so sorry you have to put up with that!" or something, but the woman was watching us like she expected something to happen. Have you ever said anything to someone in public?