I don’t have kids yet, but I’ve always wondered if being a parent creates a bond or sense of camaraderie with other parents.
For example, when you see parents raise their voices at their children for small infractions, are you tempted to intervene or do you feel like you’ve been there? When you see a child grossly misbehaving and/or mistreating their peers do you blame the parents, the kid, or something else entirely?
Basically: has becoming a parent made you more empathetic or more judgmental when it comes to understanding the parental styles of others? — M
Editor’s note: let’s focus less on specific people or situations and more on how being a parent makes you feel toward other parents in general.