What would you do?

Does anyone else watch "what would you do?". I love that show. If you don't know about it, basically the show uses actors to set up different controversial situations and see how people react. They often tweak the setup throughout the show to target different demographic or mindsets.

I situation in the last episode I saw involved a mother an her hyper, misbehaving son at a coffee shop. The mother, son, and employees were actors but the patrons were not. The boy keeps acting out and the mother acts overtired and out of patience, She tells the boy (who is about 8) that he needs to sit outside on the street by himself. She stays inside and enjoys her coffee while he sits out in the cold on the curb of a busy street.

some people confront her angrily about her choice and most people ignore the situation completely. One woman sat down and talked to her nicely. She knew the mom was at the end of her rope and offered to sit with the boy outside while the mom got a minute to relax.

My question is, what would you do in this situation? Would you honestly stand up and say something? Would you be angry or offer to help? I'd like to think that I would offer to help, but In real life would I have the guts to interfere with how a complete stranger disciplines their child?

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    06/09/14
    4Santana Ferrell
    I dont think i could offer anything to this mother because i find myself over tired and irritable with my hyper son a lot
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    06/09/14
    4Santana Ferrell
    i could do that
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      06/09/14
      I personally wouldn't interfere because what would I say to her your a bad mother? I mean being a mother alone is stressful enough, and you don't want anyone telling you how to raise your child or be a better mom. I would have watched her kid for her to make sure he's fine and as for the mother. I would have talked to her. Maybe she just needs someone to talk to.
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        06/09/14
        I am very non-confrontational, so I can't imagine approaching to her, but I would have been worried about the child. Also, I just think that you really never know what's actually going on between people, regardless of appearances. I do acknowledge the safety issue of asking an eight-year-old to leave, though--that's worrisome in its own right.
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          06/10/14
          I watch the show all the time and I saw that one as well. I would ask her if she minded if I brought her son to my table near by and talk to him and give her a chance to calm down.
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          I'm the proud mama of my daughter Avery, born on June 6, 2013. I'm 26 years old, I work from home as a graphic designer, I will be testing for my 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2015. My husband, Derek, and I have been happily married for 3 years.