Tuesday

Barnes & Noble in Brooklyn Heights, NY

Received Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I witnessed a nanny yesterday who lost her temper with a little boy. She was not watching him that closely and I don't think his behavior was good. But if she had been minding him more carefully, he would not have had the opportunity to pick up a book and hold it over the ledge and drop it from the second floor down to the first floor. He was only about two years old. A fury rose to the nanny's face and she smacked the crap out of his hand. She slammed him in the stroller and looked at him with this evil face. I think that had this nanny been watching this approximate two year old more closely, this never would have happened. Her harsh reaction to such a small child caused myself and the people in our party to be a bit speechless.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dud.......a description of the nanny and the child?

Anonymous said...

And obviously you and the others in your party just stood there and watched her physically abuse a small child and did NOTHING!

The least you could do now is provide a description here!

Katie in CO said...

I would've called the police....she was abusive.

Anonymous said...

if only one person would have taken one step forward, everyone would have acted.

The curse of the crowd mentality!

Anonymous said...

Yanking a 16 month old is abusive - it's relatively easy for an adult to dislocate a child's shoulder that way. It sounds like the kid is emotionally shutting down from the abuse.
The poster didn't need to provide a description, she gave the child's name. That's a pretty good description.
Poster, please, follow them home from story time next time, find out where Fletcher lives, and then drop by the house evening and/or weekend to talk to the parents. (Don't just leave a note, the nanny could find it and throw it out - even if you leave the note evening and/or weekend, you don't know if the parents will find it.)

Anonymous said...

Another poster without a brain.

Anonymous said...

3:05, you are posting in the wrong comment box.

Anonymous said...

3:05....I think you posted on the wrong spot!

It is true, if one person had stepped up in this case, others would have followed.

A description of the nanny, child and stroller is needed for anything to possibly happen.

Anonymous said...

who the hell is fletcher?

Anonymous said...

She did NOT give a name-the person with the post below gave a name-this child who was was being yanked around at B&N in Brooklyn did not have a name or a description listed in the post. let's hope the OP comes back with more info.

Anonymous said...

This breaks my heart. Please give a description of the nanny and child or the parents dont stand a chance on finding out about this.

Anonymous said...

Yep, sorry, I'm the 3:05 pm poster. I meant to post that to Story Time at the Zoo in Chicago.

Anonymous said...

VERY weird--I saw this happen too and didn't realize anyone else had seen it also. I didn't say anything either but I hung around for a while and watched her. Didn't catch the name of the boy or his sister. Girl was about 4 or 5, wearing chartreuse corduroy pants and a cute hair band. Nanny was really nice to the little girl, told her basically that she was an angel and that her brother was a bad boy. She continued to be pretty intolerant of the boy for about 15 minutes, then went back to treating him OK. Wasn't sure what to do. What she did didn't warrant calling the police, but I wasn't sure whether I should tell someone else how to handle kids in her care either. Very unsettling.

fg said...

How could approaching the nanny be any worse than her treatment of the little boy? Sure, she might take offense, but then, sometimes a word to the wise is sufficient.