Does pouting get your kids what they want?
One unhappy little boy at a San Francisco Giants baseball game proved that pouting is a very effective tool for getting what you want out of life.
Watch the pouting kid below, as he crosses his arms across his chest and gets his pout on when another fan in the stands catches a foul ball. No doubt, the tyke was hoping the foul ball would come his way and his look of disappointment was captured on video.
The announcers at the game took pity on the pouty boy, and had some baseballs delivered to the kids in his section – tantrum averted! But did this move do anything to teach the kid that you can’t always get your way?
Reactions to the pouty baseball kid video are mixed – some find it sweet that the kid ended up with a ball, while others think that the bad behavior was rewarded by giving him what he wanted.
You know, I can’t hate on it too much. If I was the parent in this situation, I imagine I’d be thrilled to see my kid get a ball… it wasn’t like he was in full-out tantrum mode, after all.