Angela - posted on 12/07/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
I really need to know how to handle outright hatefulness directed at my son by his ex-bestfriend and possible meaness coming from the boy's father. Let me just start by saying this boy lives 2 houses down from us and he is in my son's class. They have been bestfriends since 1st grade(2 years). They used to always play together. I have watched this kid whenever his mother needed me to and vise-versa. The kids haven't been getting along very well and I told my son to take a break from his friend for a little while, then they could try to play together again after Thanksgiving break. They've tried it and it hasn't work out. This boy (supposedly) has been saying very hateful things to my son. I needed his mother to watch my son for a bit one day and so the boys had to play together. When my son got home he told me that his friend said that he wishes that the toy axe they were playing with was real so he could chop my son's head off! On another ocassion. he said he wished the toy sword was real so he could stab my son and kill him! The boys father had told my child (on the day he was being watched by the mother) that he didn't care if his mother was home or not, if he didn't be nice he was going to send him home. When I questioned my child about it, he said his friend told him he was stupid and my child said in return, you're dumb. My son said the dad walked by when he said that, didn't hear what his friend said and didn't question what was going on. This dad (I've been told) said he HATES my child. The boy said this to my face and my son also told me this! I really don't know how I should handle this situation. The boy has been telling other kids not to play w/my child and is calling him names when walking down the path after school. This boy used to NEVER be like this! I don't know if I should talk to both parents or just leave it as my child doesn't ever play with this boy again! I know there are 2 side to every story too!