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28/7/2012 at 8:28pm
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This is exactly the reason I carry a hand gun on every camping trip, on one occasion I didn't even need to fire it.

Nominate them for attention of 'the midnight squad' , they'll be one of the first to go when the revolution comes.



28/7/2012 at 11:46pm
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I sometimes wonder if half the posters are even reading the same thread. Honestly, one post even slightly intolerant of other peoples kids running wild and suddenly you are labelled as a grouchy old child hater.

Frankly I highly doubt anyone who has posted here is set against children having fun on holiday. However, it is a fair assumption that many people camp to relax, and is self evident that most don't find various items bouncing off their property conducive to unwinding after a hard week at work earning enough to pay for that precious time away. I fail to see how this is unreasonable or intolerant.

I'm pretty sure that regardless of how much (or little) you value the condition of your own property, a little common decency should be applied in ensuring that neither your behaviour nor that of your offspring should be sufficient to cause concern to others. They have just as much right to enjoy their break as you.


29/7/2012 at 9:43am
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I also think with educating disruptive families, that a good idea is to write a letter of thank you when you leave.
Now this will accomplish 2 things. It will reward them for their good behaviour and for listening and taking on board your complaint. And also you can explain rules that decent campers expect from a camping community. If the letter is written in the right way, you have done your bit for other campers and will give them a heads -up on how to behave in the future. I have done this myself as I respect the fact that not all campers have this site to fall back on many should be encouraged to go camping and enjoy it to the full with or without children.
Education is the key.


29/7/2012 at 11:58am
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What a clever idea. Well put, Sussy.


29/7/2012 at 7:40pm
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Quote: Originally posted by DamonST on 28/7/2012
I sometimes wonder if half the posters are even reading the same thread. Honestly, one post even slightly intolerant of other peoples kids running wild and suddenly you are labelled as a grouchy old child hater.

Frankly I highly doubt anyone who has posted here is set against children having fun on holiday. However, it is a fair assumption that many people camp to relax, and is self evident that most don't find various items bouncing off their property conducive to unwinding after a hard week at work earning enough to pay for that precious time away. I fail to see how this is unreasonable or intolerant.

I'm pretty sure that regardless of how much (or little) you value the condition of your own property, a little common decency should be applied in ensuring that neither your behaviour nor that of your offspring should be sufficient to cause concern to others. They have just as much right to enjoy their break as you.


Well done a voice of reason and sensibleness (if there is such a word).


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29/7/2012 at 8:46pm
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I can't understand why some people can't see the problem with balls hitting tents. Quite apart from the nuisance aspect, there is the real danger of a lit stove being knocked over and starting a fire. Or someone could be hit in the face as they come out of the tent. What about cars driving onto the site? Not the safest thing to have a ball flying into the windscreen.

I was once on a site where barbeques were allowed but ball games were not. I was using a small bucket barbeque when it was knocked over by a ball, spilling hot coals onto the ground.

Games and flames don't mix.



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Sarah


29/7/2012 at 9:09pm
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Armchair camper - some people can't see the problem with balls hitting tents because they haven't thought about the possible consequences like the ones you point out, they are more concerned with their children's "freedom" than any safety issues.

I don't say this as a criticism of any particular parents or kids but very often today's younger parents have grown up with an "it's my right to...." attitude to things in general rather than an "it's my responsibility to......" attitude.

Also a fair number (but not all) of these parents take any suggestions re where their kids should play or not as a direct challenge to their authority - or  personal bullying of their offspring.  Seen this many times and not just on campsites.

If they have not even thought about the possible accidents their children could cause with their balls - why don't they reconsider once it is pointed out ?

Christine.



29/7/2012 at 10:05pm
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Quote: Originally posted by the giraffes on 29/7/2012

I don't say this as a criticism of any particular parents or kids but very often today's younger parents have grown up with an "it's my right to...." attitude to things in general rather than an "it's my responsibility to......" attitude.

Also a fair number (but not all) of these parents take any suggestions re where their kids should play or not as a direct challenge to their authority - or  personal bullying of their offspring.  Seen this many times and not just on campsites.

Christine.





*High Five*

Sadly we are surrounded by such idiots where we live



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