would you brake off your kids friendship over broken toys

Andrea - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my son broke some toys of his friends and I am just now hearing of this I told the grandma that I was sorry and my son was sorry too but the grandma told me that the mom is mad and the kids can not play together but we live right next to each other how is that going to work

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Sharon - posted on 04/20/2010

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oh that is a bit sad they arent allowed to play together anymore because of that. The mum should have come to talk with you about it and resolve it. These things happen and I am sure it could be resolved if you and the other mum sit down and have a good chat about it. Goodluck

Laura - posted on 04/20/2010

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I think that other mum is just being a bitch (excuss the word couldn't think of anything else) Accidents happen. If you have tried talking to her or asking her son over to your place and that hasn't worked. Then i'm afraid that there is not much more you can do except to teach your son that if people behave like that then they are not worth having as a friend. I wish you all the best. Hope things work out.

Janet - posted on 04/11/2010

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Wow. That's harsh. But take a negative and turn it into a positive. Use it as a teaching opportunity to explain to your son about taking care in using other people's things. Take him to over for HIM to apologize himself (not you). If she can still refuses the apology and a cute little face, do you really want to have your child around a person with not much understanding or compassion for young kids?

Ashleigh - posted on 04/08/2010

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I think that is a bit immature of her. They are children and toys break. I think that it's probably best to give it a few days and try talking to her again, or just have the kids come to your house instead.

Brandi - posted on 04/03/2010

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Allow the other child to come to YOUR house. No doubt, you have toys that your son is familiar with and that are YOUR kid tough. I would also work on stressing to your child how best to be respectful of others' belongings. (it's never to early is my motto lol). I can understand why the other mother is upset, but she should have spoken to you to try to straighten out the problem. Is it possible that maybe for some reason the other mother is LOOKING for a reason to separate your two kids? I don't know what that might be (maybe she's a bitch lol), but if she doesn't allow her child to come to your house, then I would start looking for other friends for your son.

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Pamela - posted on 04/27/2010

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If i was to stop my child from playing with every kid that broke his toys id be a lost cause.I do understand kids should respect other peoples things i say to my own chiild if he breaks his own toys he wont get any more & it works ive done it from day one.But i agree with the other girls it sounds like dat kids mom wanted them seperated

Sheri - posted on 04/24/2010

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I would supervise the playing and if it becomes an issue then remove the toy. Many children are not supervised at home and come to expect that at others house.

Andrea - posted on 04/07/2010

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Maybe she is looking for another way to separate my son from her son. she has never talked to me directly I am always starting to talk and I guess we both are not on friendly terms. I always talk to her mother shes nice well thanks for your help

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