Thousands of internet commenters were quick to call out one parent who explained why he repeatedly threatened to cancel his 11-year-old’s recent birthday party.
In a viral Reddit post published at r/AmITheA**hole, Reddit user u/Aita4899 (also known as the original poster or OP) ultimately chose not to cancel the party. said, but guaranteed a week of “crying and crying.” A supplication leading up to the celebration.”
title,[Am I the a**hole] Can you tell your kids you canceled their birthday party?” received nearly 10,000 votes and 3,300 comments in the last 7 hours.
The original poster wrote that she got into a violent argument with her daughter last week and said she stopped being disrespectful immediately.
“She retorted and was rude (which she often does) so I told her. [I’m gonna] “Cancelling her 11th birthday party,” OP wrote. “She apologized and asked. [me] I have no intention of canceling, but I said no. “
“She’s been crying all week and begging us not to cancel,” the OP continued. “She even tried to persuade me to buy her [a] It’s a small cake, and I’m only inviting my family (she hasn’t had a party in years due to the coronavirus, so it was supposed to be a big party with all her friends).”
After days of desperate pleading, the original poster said he regretted the decision to cancel and set out to make it right.
“I felt bad about it and arranged a surprise birthday party for her,” OP wrote.
“thought [she’d] Happy, she looked happy at the party, but after everyone left, she [started] cried again and called me [a**hole] It made her cry for a week,” OP added.
Canceling a child’s birthday party due to bad behavior is hotly debated on the internet.
On numerous parenting forums and social media sites such as MumsNet, I’m A Mother, BabyCenter and Facebook, parents around the world have voiced their opinions, splitting them broadly into two camps.
Some parents believe that canceling a child’s birthday party (or preventing them from attending a friend’s party) is, in extreme cases, an appropriate punishment and what lessons need to be learned. I strongly believe that going home is a sure thing, but a canceled birthday can impair the emotional development of a young child.
these days, Newsweek In a Reddit thread, one stepdad explained why he kept his son-in-law out of his best friend’s birthday party as punishment for his 11-year-old daughter’s constant hostility.
Despite the expected negative reaction from his wife and outrage from his son-in-law, Redditors responded to the father-in-law by praising the man who enacted the law to protect his daughter.
In the case of the OP and his threat to cancel his child’s birthday party, the reaction was the exact opposite, with countless Redditors blaming the original poster for toying with his daughter’s emotions.
“[You’re the a**hole]” wrote Redditor u/GonzoNinja629 in the top comment of this post, which received over 15,000 votes.
“Start playing brain games with your 10- or 11-year-old and ask questions on Reddit. [a**hole]added Redditor u/jokenaround, and received over 4,000 votes.
Redditor u/Heavyflowin666 responded candidly with nearly 14,000 votes on the comment.
“How to give your child trust issues,” they wrote.
“Either you cancel the party or you don’t. “You should be an adult here.”
Newsweek I asked u/Aita4899 for comment.