Susan - posted on 03/07/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I really don't want to be 'that mother' that is always running to the aid of my child. How do you know when to defend them? This was my situation: My 13 month old was playing at a friend's house and her son was just being a boy and playing very rough - things like taking toys from her and kicking a ball into her and kicking it out of her hands.
Of course she can't tell him to knock it off so she just cries. Then she started being afraid of him and would cry even if he walked close to her.
So, everything inside me says to defend her because she is not able to do it herself but I want her to learn to stick up for herself. Any pearls of wisdoms from you veteran moms out there?