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The school holidays are upon us and once again we have to suffer the screaming brats Henceforth to be called the SB. For screaming brat read 'spoiled brat' as most of the time the screaming brat is screaming its head off not because it is any distress, but exhibiting that modern malaise 'I want, I want a sweet, I want an ice cream, I want to run around, I want to sit, I want to stand,whatever.
When the SBs demands are not met it will start to scream its head off and have a tantrum. It seems that every bus, train, plane, shop, and library has a resident screaming, spoiled brat!
I have just returned from my local library and lo and behold there were not one but two resident SBs going at full throttle. The librarian did nothing and the mothers of the two children merely went 'shush shush'. In that situation if I had been one of the mothers I would have removed myself and my brat from the library until it had calmed down. But no, the mothers continued to walk around the library inflicting their noisy kids on everyone in the vicinity!
Been to some parts of Africa lately? You will not find the SBs there, merely a gentle wail, moan or sob as they scrape around for some food to eat! If I had my way all parents and their screaming brats would spend some time away from this ' want, gimee, gimee' culture, which it seems is so much worse during the school holidays.
It all comes down to parenting skills, which are pretty much absent in a large number of these modern mothers. It seems that any dissent from the SB is met not by application of discipline, but a reward such as a sweet etc. The child then learns that to get a 'reward' it only has to start screaming its head off. You can see how we've ended up where we are now.
Instead of a reward may I suggest a gag, or better still remove the screaming brat from my vicinity and inflict it on someone else please! Even better don't have kids in the first place and save the planet.
By: Filly Stine