Got an Answer?
I think that some parents don't want to face up to their kids short comings as it puts the spot light on them and their own parenting. Easier to deny than put put the blame on themselves.
I also think that some parents think that they are showing support for their child by always being on their side but in my opinion that is misguided. You can still be supportive whilst giving discipline and helping them to learn from mistakes.
My eldest is ASD, with an intelligance disability and various other things thrown in for good measure. He is often both the victim and the perpertrator and it can be hard to find the line sometimes between wanting to defend them and give that support and having to admit that your kid has done the wrong thing and that it is on you.
But you are right, it is important to keep an open mind and find out all the facts before jumping to conclusions especially when dealing with kids, who tend to distort things.
Ah yes I know what you mean... I had a friend whose daughter (only child) pushed over my 2yr old, my 3 older kids all saw it and the 2yr old was crying but this kid was adamant she hadn't done anything and her mum tried to tell me my kids must have seen wrong (all 3 of them) because her child wouldn't lie.
Needless to say we're no longer friends with them
Same as parents who insist their kid is toilet trained.. yet having accidents all day, everyday. They’re not trained, love. 🤯
Laziness is no excuse.
But that has nothing do to with me being lazy.
They are at every school! My MIL is one too, my partners siblings were all still in primary school/high school when I met them and she was constantly at the school to abuse a poor teacher for what they have said or done to her precious child. One of them got caught smoking at school and she instantly blamed another child that was there and denied her son had anything to do with it. Even went to this poor girls house and abused the crap out of her parents and told them they need to sort their kid out before she tries to get more kids in trouble with her bad habits. She got suspended but he didn't. It was later proven her son had been stealing them from MIL and taking them to school to share with other kids. So many more examples of that, she is crazy. She tried it a few times with my kids school, even taking my child out of class one day but they refused to discuss anything with her and partner was told to stop telling her things. Some parents just go into attack mode from the start, like how dare you think my child was misbehaving even though they do it all the time at home 😂