The Demon Child

March 28, 2010

in Kid Stories

I once dropped by a local grilled chicken restaurant for a bite to eat during my lunch break from work. I loved this place as I knew one of the members of the staff and the food is great. After having a little chat with the lady behind the counter, I gave my order and waited for it to arrive. There were only a few people waiting so it was really quiet. That was until the demon child was dragged into the restaurant.

A gentleman casually walked in dragging a little girl on one of those leash things for children. She was screaming and throwing a massive temper tantrum. Everyone nearby began shaking their heads and shooting dirty looks at the child and her father who seemed totally oblivious to his hellspawn’s howling. For the next few minutes the child continued to scream and shout and stomp in a huge tantrum. The father just stared at the menu waiting his turn and paid absolutely no attention to the child as she started to pull at her leash. After being given my meal, I walked past them and had to resist the urge to tell him that he had the worst behaved child I had ever seen. The father apparently decided the restaurant wasn’t good enough and walked out when it was their turn. You could still hear the child’s screaming tantrum outside. Everyone looked relieved when they left.

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Peace Lover March 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Perhaps if the father paid some attention to his daughter she would be a good little girl. You should always give you're children love and attention instead of compleatley ignoring them like this fellow did. A great amount of the time it is the parents fault of the behaviour of their child.

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Hugh April 6, 2010 at 1:24 am

Perhaps if you spent some time in school, you could write an intelligent post. It is "your children" not "you're". You're is a contraction of "you are". Also, it is "completely", not "compleatley". There is spell check for this sort of thing. Your last sentence needs proofreading. "…parents fault of the behaviour…" should probably read "…parents fault FOR the behaviour…" I'll assume you're English or Autralian with the spelling of behavio(u)r.

Another thing…sometimes kids have tantrums. One way to deal with them is to NOT give the child the extra attention, which will tend to discourage the adverse behavior. For a supposed peacenik, you seem very quick to pass judgement on this person.

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Yuck Fou April 7, 2010 at 9:35 am

Hugh, you are obviuosly a breeder who has asshole kids like the one in the OP. If your shitling is throwing a fit in public, either smack the little shit or take it home instead of forcing everyone around you to have to hear Broken Condom Jr's ear shattering screams.

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Hugh April 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

If by breeder, you mean straight…then yes. I do have two kids. They are well behaved, can operate in public, and cause no problems. Have they thrown fits in public? Sure, when they were toddlers, they did, like pretty much any kid. They learned NOT to behave that way by being punished. I'm not really sure why you are such a hateful person, I suspect it is simply trolling for a response. I so love how the internet makes people so brave…I am ABSOLUTELY sure you would never speak to me like this in person, yet, you seem quite the tough "guy" online. Before you comment, yes I would speak to you like a sniveling worm in public, since I am fairly certain you act like one 100% of the time. Next time you're in the Philadelphia area, drop me an email, you turd. Have a nice day.

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Yuck Fou April 7, 2010 at 11:00 am

Hugh, I meant breeder as in breeder-not parent, the kind of jackass who pops out kids and does nothing to discipline them or raise them as anything but spoiled howler monkeys who make other peoples' lives miserable. I'd tell you the same thing to your face, especially if I had to deal with your fuck trophies in public.

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rerere April 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

Yeah, well, how about your kids? I bet they act mental because you lock them in the basement.

Hugh April 8, 2010 at 1:11 am

Well, like many other things in your life, you are wrong here too. I have two kids, been married to their mother for almost 20 years. I don't cheat, don't stray, and no illegitimate ones running around. I work, pay taxes, send them to nice schools, raise them well, discipline them when needed, love them always. So, do us all a favor and troll elsewhere. NOTHING I posted really warranted the attack post that you started with. I'm hoping the moderators or site owners perhaps remove your abusive posts.

And trust me…if we ever met in public, you wouldn't say a damn thing like this to me face to face…I know your type. You are a small person (small inside), you hate yourself, and you try to overcompensate by acting tough. You fail of course, like everything else in your life, and people see what a petty, hateful, worthless little worm you really are.

Kathryn December 3, 2016 at 11:35 pm

I have a sneaky suspicion that the father subscribed to the "if I ignore my offspring's unpleasant behavior, they'll quickly tire of it because it isn't producing the desired results." Recently, I've encountered a number of parents advocating this philosophy. From what I have seen (from the behaviors of the children whose parents advocate this), it must work far better in theory than in action.

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Jack March 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

It sounds like the kid was out of control, and the father was clueless. What kind of parent puts their kid on a leash?

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Stephanie March 29, 2010 at 11:32 am

Actually, *I* have had a toddler on a leash before. I had 3 (two from my stepdaughter one toddler was mine) between the ages of 2 and 4 left with me.

I'd rather do that then run the risk of one running out in traffic.

However, they're no excuse for not paying attention to your child. If she needed that much restraint, perhaps she would've been happier at home.

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Jane March 19, 2015 at 10:07 am

My mother had me on a leash when I was a toddler, too — she started doing that when I was three and we were crossing the street in front of a police car stopped at an intersection for a red light, and the idiot driving it turned on the siren. Of course I ran off, and of course my mother felt the need to prevent it from happening again. I don't remember how busy the intersection was, but I do remember feeling safer on the leash when we went to the mall because when I lost sight of my mother (happens easily when the top of your head is at about knee height), all I had to do was follow it to find her. 🙂

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Doc April 14, 2010 at 5:27 am

Hugh,

I find it funny that you're calling out yuck fou about being a tough guy on the internet. Yet, you're doing the same thing by saying he should drop you an email the next time he is in Philly. Just thought I would point out how assinine you sound. By the way, I'm from Philly and I would gladly tell you to keep ur little football bats under control.

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Hugh April 14, 2010 at 9:52 am

Doc…I doubt very much you would say anything to me about my kids. First of all, they are well behaved, secondly, I'm fairly sure you are a weasel, and would cower if someone looked at you wrong. So, instead of insulting my kids, say something to me alone, or drop me an email and we'll meet up, tough guy.

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R.D. July 31, 2012 at 10:47 am

lol good job you just proved doc's point.

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College Kid November 3, 2010 at 7:59 am

Child leashes, how to tell the world you are a shitty parent without saying a word.

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Hollanda July 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Right. Here in England the leashes are called reins. They are used to prevent a toddler running into the road when they are too big for a buggy/stroller and are ok to walk. I’m talking 2 year olds here, at 3 a child is old enough to be reasoned with usually. Kids have tantrums and ignoring the screams and taking the kid home is the best way to deal with them. Yes, we get judged for being bad parents but to me, the worst kind of parent is the type who scream and shout at the kid or even worse actually beg the child to be quiet! Rewarding good behaviour is far better than rewarding bad behaviour by giving a reaction.

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Amber May 11, 2016 at 5:05 pm

All young children go through a phase of tantrums, that does not make them the worst behaved children nor does it make their parents bad parents. A few minutes of tantrum is nothing, if he had let her scream about for a long time that's horrible, but a few minutes before deciding to leave is not bad.

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sexygal August 29, 2016 at 4:37 am

I never threw any tantrums, tgoodness!! Of course, I needed to be disciplined like any other child, but never "made a scene" or anything like that!!!

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Yuck Fou April 7, 2010 at 11:47 am

I have no kids.

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rerere April 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I feel dumb now.

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Jaci May 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Yuck Fou,

You got your Breeder Bingo card ready? I'm sure we'll be getting all of those lovely sayings from Hugh….

Another member of the CF Community

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rerere April 8, 2010 at 11:49 am

Are you talking to me, or yuck fou?

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Hugh April 8, 2010 at 11:52 am

Talking to Yuck Fuo. Sorry if it wasn't clear.

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rerere April 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Nah, that's Ok, thanks for that followup!

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