“My kids will never act like that. How embarrassing for that kid’s mom.”
“Just look at what they let him wear to school. I bet his parents don’t discipline him.”
“I heard both parents work full time. They probably don’t spend enough time teaching him right from wrong.”
Every one of these quotes makes me cringe. Every one of them could be directed toward me. And yet, I could have been the one to say them – maybe not aloud, but I’ll confess that I’ve judged other parents over the years.