Tuesday, May 6, 2014

When Other Children Misbehave

With the weather warming up and blue skies here to stay, I’ve found myself out and about with Skeeter more frequently.  We spend a lot of time at the park and on weekend play dates with friends.  And the more we get out, the more I run into misbehaving kids.
I don’t expect children to behave 100% of the time.  Anyone who saw me standing in front of the grocery store with a toddler screaming “no store!” yesterday would know that I’m not the perfect mother and my toddler definitely acts out.  But when we’re in public places, I make an effort to ensure my child isn’t negatively affecting others.
All too often, I find that when the other child is misbehaving, the parents are nowhere to be seen.  So, the question is raised…

“How should I react when another child is being mean to mine?”

1 comments:

Jennifer said...

I've wondered the same thing. Especially since anytime someone was being mean to me, I ignored them. I was once at a family birthday party and a girl not much older than mine, bit Emma on her thumb. Literally put her finger in her mouth to bite it. My first instinct was to smack the ever loving crap out of that kid. I just instead yelled at her NO BITING! and grabbed Emma and went to console her elsewhere.

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