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messageRe: Parents, please spare a thought for home workers!
Posted by worldwiser June 26, 11:52PM

I think it would be better to assume that, whatever situation your neighbours are in, they are doing the very best they can in impossible circumstances. Your life is not everyone else's life. Your kids are not other people's kids. What you perceive as being a straightforward and polite request may very well not be for a whole host of reasons that I need not enumerate here.

messageRe: Parents, please spare a thought for home workers!
Posted by Sue June 27, 09:41AM

Lynne Wrote:
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> I agree with Localmum. There's a difference
> between the normal noise of children playing and
> continuous screaming (yes, I do mean you at the
> top end of Crawthew)


Maybe that's the continuous screaming I can sometimes hear from Ulverscroft.

Young children do like to scream! They have found they can do it, and it's fun, so they keep doing it just to hear themselves screaming. It's understandable. We probably all did it!

But if they are doing it outside, you would think an adult might come and either take them into the house or else get them to stop?

Maybe they are put in the garden so the adults can get some peace and quiet? The adults maybe just don't appreciate that others can hear the piercing noise and be disturbed by it?

messageRe: Parents, please spare a thought for home workers!
Posted by yeknomyeknom June 27, 01:34PM

Exactly right.

worldwiser Wrote:
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> I think it would be better to assume that,
> whatever situation your neighbours are in, they
> are doing the very best they can in impossible
> circumstances. Your life is not everyone else's
> life. Your kids are not other people's kids. What
> you perceive as being a straightforward and polite
> request may very well not be for a whole host of
> reasons that I need not enumerate here.

messageRe: Parents, please spare a thought for home workers!
Posted by Sue June 27, 09:42PM

I don't think you should "assume" anything, including that people are "doing the very best that they can."

messageRe: Parents, please spare a thought for home workers!
Posted by worldwiser June 27, 11:28PM

I simply refuse to condemn another parent or dictate to them at a time of unparalleled stress and during an international calamity with no more evidence than a screaming child. And neither should anyone else. You haven't the slightest idea what they may be going through or dealing with. My instinct is inclined to compassion not confrontation.
How truly wonderful life must be for those who can use their free time to squabble on this forum while the hardship many are facing is very real. Leave them alone. Or better still, put a note through their door and say you're here for them as a neighbour if they should need.

messageRe: Parents, please spare a thought for home workers!
Posted by KalamityKel June 28, 07:52AM

Oh get off your high horse!
There is no excuse for letting children run wild and being such a nuisance as described by the OP. Yes parents cope with things differently but that is what being a parent is all about. Contrary to popular belief, children do not rule the roost. Parents should have an awareness on what their child is doing - If they are becoming noisy outside and refuse to tone it down when requested, bring them in.

messageRe: Parents, please spare a thought for home workers!
Posted by Sue June 28, 02:56PM

worldwiser Wrote:
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> How truly wonderful life must be for those who can
> use their free time to squabble on this forum


Well, you would appear to be one of them 🤣

messageRe: Parents, please spare a thought for home workers!
Posted by Abe_froeman June 28, 03:51PM

There is plenty of excuse for children behaving sub-optimally at this time.

By force of law they have been under house arrest for nearly four months with no interaction with others of their own age.

The psychological trauma of lockdown has been hard enough for stable, grounded adults but is it uniquely cruel for children to have had to go through this.

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