I just get so upset when small children, especially those who are under five, are cursed at and/or slapped around in public by their parents. And this is a negative trait that I've seen mainly in black people. (And other people do it, too, since I've seen white people go off on their kids, but in most cases, it has been us folks). This is a generational problem. Perhaps the parent was treated the same way. I wish this would stop because it's embarrassing to the kids and it will continue on when they become parents. Children have so much to deal with today in this loveless world. And it's sad when those who are responsible for them being here do not know how to discipline them properly. I do believe in disciplining but would handle it at home. And rarely have my kids been problems in public. That certain look coming from me was an indication that "you better stop it now". Do you intervene when parents cuss their kids out? I give a look of displeasure to the parent, and if they are abusing the child, I will say something.