The only time I can remember standing up to myself and fight for what I believe in is when I was in the midst of negotiation with my previous company on my proposal to allow for flexi work after my maternity leave so that I can continue to care for Ben for at least 4-6 mths more. Anyway, to cut that story short, well, that was the only time I can recall fighting back for my beliefs and standing up for myself which ended up with me tendering my resignation.
But as a parent now, how should we react when you see your own child being abused or hit by another child?
We had an unfortunate incident where a toddler just went and smacked Ben's forehead today.
All I can say was it wasn't a light smack at all and the toddler's mother just went 'Sorry' and told her child to say sorry to Ben and to us (err...duh... as if it's going to undo anything....) I mean, who would've even thought a 1 year plus old toddler could be able to do that?
How should we react towards the toddler and also towards the toddler's parents?
Appreciate your advice so that I can be prepared if this unfortunate event is to occur ever again...