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Abuse in a Public Place
Watching children be mistreated can be very uncomfortable. Some things you can do to help if you see abuse in a public place include:
- Start a conversation with the adult to direct attention away from the child
- ''She seems to be trying your patience''
- ''My child has gotten upset like that, too''
- ''He has beautiful eyes'
- ''Children can wear you out, can't they? Is there anything I can do to help?''
- Divert the child's attention (if they are misbehaving) by talking to the child.
- Look for an opportunity to praise the parent or child.
- If the child is in danger, offer assistance. For example, if the child is left unattended in a grocery cart, stand by the child until the parent returns.
- Avoid negative remarks or looks. That may increase the parent's anger and make the situation worse.
(Information from Prevent Child Abuse America)
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