don’t date someone who looks at a kid crying and rolls their eyes. more than likely they’ll do the same when you’re crying.

don’t spend time with anyone who thinks children shouldn’t be in public. kids live in the same world we do, they have a right to go see (age appropriate) movies the same as any adult.

don’t be that asshole who insists children are terrible when you’re terrible to them, too. kids have a right to not like people who treat them poorly. they don’t have to be polite to you because you’re an adult.

don’t be the dick who thinks of children as a hive mind or as having the same personality. kids are people… they’re just as varied in their personalities and opinions as any adult.

if you don’t want to be a parent, that’s fine. parenting is the heaviest responsibility in our society yet it’s treated as a societal expectation. but just because you’re certain you don’t want to raise kids, doesn’t mean you get to treat every child, who are people deserving of respect, like they’re less than human in any shape or form.

children are people and they deserve respect. my god, i can’t believe that i have to say it, but some of y’all apparently don’t know.

Finding kids annoying is one thing. Being a dick to them when they are still learning human rules is shitty. You’re the grownup, allegedly, deal with it and help them learn without being vicious.

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