Posted by Elizabeth on November 06, 2003 at 13:13:23:
In Reply to: A scared 2 year old posted by Darlene on November 06, 2003 at 08:14:01:
: OK Parents I would like to have your help and advice. My children and I were shopping at a Learning Express Toy Store nearby to my home. I frequent this shop, since it is a childrens learning store. Well, Monday I was in there with my children, I had a bunch of toys in my hand (Christmas shopping) I handed my daughter a wooden puzzle to hold, which I had every intention on buying. Out of the back room came this salesman and he ripped the toy right out of my 2 year old daughters hands. Saying that she may be trying to rip the price tag off. In the process he scratched her and pinched her. My daughter was shakeing like she just saw a ghost! Now she hasn't slept since Monday and she keeps saying "THE MAN THE MAN" She is traumatized!! I do not feel that he had the right to touch her!! I did contact the Learning Express Main office and explained my situation and they gave me the run around saying that each store is indiv. owned and operated.. I have been trying to contact the stores owner but of course he is never available, yeah right!! Can anyone help me with this and give advice as to what I should do next??? Thanks a bunch!!! What would you do if this was your child??
That is horrible! I feel so bad for you litle girl. I would have called the police when I got home but not in front of the man's face because who knows what he would have been capable of. Some people are just lunatics and pull out a gun or something. I would still report him to your local police department and offer comfort measures to your daughter. If your daughter is still traumatized, a little child counseling would help a lot!
I hope your daughter gets better with this situation. Take care. Give us an update.