Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 10:09 pm: |
For all single men on this board who accasionally buy children's books - whether for your own enjoyment or as presents for the youngsters in your life - it may be a good idea to kidnap a child to take to the shop with you.
The thing that bugs me most about this story is the comments section where people seem to be saying the shop assistant had a point and taht this was a tough call to make...
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 03:27 am: |
That's what bugs me most too, Weber. I find most internet comments regarding such situations to be both idiotic and pathetic, in roughly equal measure.
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 07:54 am: |
I try not to read them. Comments, I mean. As to the article - **sigh**. Yes, Paedo-Geddon is in full swing and every child-free person who so much as looks at a child or gets within 50 feet of a child or anything child-related is obviously up to no good. What a world, eh?
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 10:33 am: |
Never mind what parents or guardians think - when a kid smiles at me or obviously wants me to make contact, I always smile right back and try to initiate some sort of conversation if I can spare the time. Has anyone ever thought about the effect this weird avoidance of children may have on a kid's social behaviour? If I were a child now I'd certainly ask myself why so many adults are avoiding me.
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 10:40 am: |
Hubert - I agree. And parents are so cautious about sleepovers now and leaving their kids to walk with you even when you have your own kids with you. I think it's making kids grow up to avoid people, and forming age prejudice. I mean we have to be safe but so much is at stake if we overprotect them.
Are kids allowed to walk around the 'adult' books on their own?
Thing is, kids are hungry to talk to as wide a range of people as possible. It's how they learn to interract.