I had a vacation with a family who has daughters one same age and another two years older.My child is a soft person and the other kids were constantly annoying her by either teasing her or grabbing her stuff,making her cry etc.On one occasion, one of the kids severely scratched my child. I can only control my kid.I was trying to calm my child and told her to walk away,play on her own or speak up which I saw her doing.However,what bothered me was the mother of the daughters did not even try to reprimand her daughters one bit.All she did was shout their names in a stern voice and asked them to keep it low.To top it, she proudly said her daughters got her stubborn nature from her. My daughter is getting agitated why those girls aren’t getting reprimanded. The girls might be strong and smart but it is a bully in the making.Honestly,parents need to protect their kids but not at the level of not accepting that their kids are in the wrong.A little bit of self introspection isn’t wrong. Another incident..In my community,my neighbor’s son got kicked some times by another buy in the playground and when the neighbor went to the mother of the son,she was adamant in saying her son did not do any mistake.Its best if the parents find out the truth who is right and wrong. Thirdly,I have seen kids in the mall play area.One small girl was constantly pushed away by a boy elder than her and finally when the mother intervened,that’s when the boy’s father stepped up and took away his son.Seriously?He was just watching all the happenings. On a particular birthday party, A child was eating the cake with her fingers dipped in it even before it was being cut.The mother was so proud of her child and was smiling and taking videos...seriously..NOT cute.Does she realized she just spoiled the happiness of another parent who is celebrating the birthday party of their kid? Raising a strong kid is important but sometimes bullying and being arrogant is mistaken for strength.More than the kids excelling in studies and activities..one must raised a good human being. No one is perfect but it’s always better to check with our child too instead of reacting. Many more incidents..just had to write it.Our kid is precious to us..SO IS THE KID FOR OTHER PARENTS. Half the problems will be solved if parents deal with their kids first.