Kylie - posted on 11/04/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
So my children (2 and 6) have become quite good friends with an 8 year old boy who lives over the road. At first I thought he was a lovely, well-mannered boy who was careful and caring with my 2 year old son. But as we have got to know him and his family more things have come out that I am not comfortable with.
His mum allows him to watch movies like Jackass, batman dark night and family guy. He often starts talking about the shows to my kids and I have to stop him.
He has told my daughter Santa and the tooth fairy are not real.
He asks me questions about puberty and sex in front of my six year old, which makes me feel very uncomfortable.
He plays video games like GTA and always ask my hubby to play games on steam that are rated ma and r and when my hubby says no you are too young, he says hes played them before and his mum lets him.
He said to me he has a ‘big secret’ which I waited until my children were out of the room to question him further about. He told me his uncle molested his cousins and touched their bums.
I’ve also learned from his mum that’s he is ADHD and takes medication 4-6 times a day. ( I would never have picked it, he’s calm and gentle and can sit through and entire movie). I tried to talk to her about food additives and she just laughed. Every time I see him he has some preservative packed, high sugar food in his hands.
Also we found out his mum ran away with him and his sister because his father was beating them. He tells me he has no dad:(
I feel very sorry for him and have him over for dinner around 3 nights a week because he never wants to leave. He runs straight over to our place every day after school and I have to send him away while my daughter does her homework but he’s straight back over within 20 mins.
My children are very attached to him and my son cries whenever he has to go home.
I’m just wondering how others would handle this situation. My hubby wants to cut all contact with him to protect our children’s innocence. I feel awful for the kid , because he is a nice boy, I just think he has been exposed to way too much adult content and I also worry about him talking away some of my children’s innocence.
Any advice on what I should do?