they sorta rub their earlobes and over their ears.
but to a westener it looks like: nanana cant hear you!
Single parents can obviously be forgiven for not spending every hour of every day with their children. But their absence is born of necessity (they need to work hard, right?) rather than of apathy. If I were a single parent, and I worked my backside off all day to give my kid a decent upbringing (kudos to those that do) I wouldn't tolerate them acting bratty or spoilt. I know precisely zilch about parenting, but that seems fairly logical to me.
I realise that imbecilic parents, who think that their child/ren can do no wrong, exist. But from what I've seen, these are pretty rare. Most parents are savvy enough to realise that if their kid comes in shouting, screaming and gushing crocodile tears, then they've done something wrong and are just looking for sympathy.
My mum works with kids, and she bollocks the hell outta them if they step out of line. They go crying to their parents, who tell them (in as many words) to stop whinging an get lost.
Holy **** 15? At that age I was kickboxing and people were getting dropped left and right, yet nobody complained. I can't really imagine somebody of that age acting like that.
The 9 year old kids at my Ju Jitsu club get hurt sparring, and they only cry for like 3 minutes before going back to normal.
On the opposit side I was at a tourny and saw this yellow belt couldnt have been much older than 11 compete against a taller green belt no matter how many times she got knocked down she kept on getting back up her face was covered in bruises IMHO they should have stopped the match I was really impressed by her guts she made the green belt go to the final round.
my FAVORITE parent of all times had to be the father (also TKD black belt) of an 8 year old boy. this kid knew more techniques than his classmates because he practiced with dad at home, and sometimes committed classroom shittery of the 3rd degree.
the first time he did it, he was playing with a stray hair that had fallen on the floor from a girl next to him who had waist length hair. i was discussing how to do a proper round kick and when i turned to face his side of the class i saw him fucking around. i asked him "what's so important on the floor that you can't pay attention?"
he said, "i dunno"
i responded "well, you'll have plenty of time to figure it out while your doing 20 pushups for me"
his dad was in the classroom at the time, and after class came up and shook my hand, thanking me for not being soft on his misbehaving boy. i offered him a job on the spot.
Is it me or is it mostly mothers who take offence to they're kid being disciplined in class as if the sun shines out of their arse?
And when parents come to me about a child's issue in class, I will be straight up and tell them it is my class to run as I see fit. I will tell them if they think their child needs some kind of special accommodation I will do my best to within reason work with them, but discipline and sparring with contact are non negotiable.