If there’s one thing I would never do, it’s yell, scream, chastise or try to discipline another child in any way. That’s just territory that I wouldn’t want to cross over, as I would really kill me inside if I saw another adult yelling at my own child. You can’t fix someone else’ problem and if you’re in a playground with an unruly child, the best thing to do is walk away unless of course they are inflicting harm to the other children that are around them (and only then would I ever so gently inform the parents or if the situation was really bad, call law enforcement).
But for Kelly Osbourne though, she sees things a little differently. The former reality television star and host has admitted that she was banned from two different Los Angeles area playgrounds for screaming at kids and their parents to help protect her 3-year-old niece, Pearl, who is Jack Osbourne’s little daughter.
Kelly told Meredith Viera on her talk show, “I’ve been banned from two parks in the area because this kid was mean to my niece and I yelled at the child and the child’s mother.”
Knowing Kelly, there’s a good chance that she might have spit out some expletives to the kid, but either way, I don’t think she should have gone down that route. I love that she’s a protective and loving aunt but at the same time 9 out of 10 times kids learn how to work out conflicts on their own. Plus, children Pearl’s age are exploring and learning about boundaries, interactions and what social norms are. As an adult it’s up to us to set a good example of how to deal with minor or major issues in situations.
Thoughts, Hot Moms? And BTW, Peal is so adorable, isn’t she? She looks so much like her dad Jack!
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