I was out in the car yesterday looking for somewhere to go sledging with my daughter who is 9. She was in the passenger seat. We turned down a narrow side street to find ourselves amongst about 20 teenagers , boys and girls. About 5 boys then set upon throwing snow balls at the car quite forcefully and I started getting really mad because I felt like I couldn't do anything about it. I guess I should have just waited patiently for them to get bored but in a panic a started shouting at them . I even wound the window down at one point to find them blast snow inside the car hitting my daughter. I think I reacted so badly because I felt trapped and it went n so long. I have a teenager and him and his friends would never victimise someone like that but this is how teens get a bad name. I told my friend who saw the funnyside a bit but honestly I just felt anxious and upset that I had lost it with them infront of my daughter. What annoyed me more than anything is the smug faces of a few of them who knew my words were useless and I could do nothing about it. I felt if I had a man with me this may not have happened , so I not only felt vulnerable but a twinge of lonliness. I know the kids would have thought it was fun to do this but the damage and the anxiety they cause they have no idea. I think teens need educating a bit more on the effects of their behaviour. I went to bed really early with a sore throat and still have one : ( I have woke up and needed to write it down thankyou for reading x
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