Ray - posted on 05/26/2013 ( 24 moms have responded )
My kid is a teenager, so of course I don't have these types of problems with him, I do however have other major issues with him. I'm reaching out for suggestins on what to do about all this noise I'm dealing with. We have many kids in our complex, often times the parent are walking down the hall while their child is running and its disruptive in my apartment. I go outside my door to confront the situation and ALWAYS find a child running down the hall. Often times a parent is with them and could care less. So I confront the parent and say, excuse me, your not just going to allow your child to run wild in the hall and be disruptive to the others that live here are you? The most common and repeated response I get is, shes only four, what do you expect me to do? I have taken this to my manager with little comfort. She may possibly adopt a new policy that forces the offending parent to have to take a parenting class. IMO if the parent can't handle their child at the age of four, they sure in the heck wont be able to when they are 10 or a teen. We have quiet hours here from 9p to 8a and on a rare occasion can hear kids tromping through the halls past acceptable hours. I can tell my manager wants to help, but to some degree her hands are tied. I don't have any problem with kids being disruptive, thats what the playground out in back is for. But here inside the building, parents are blowing off their responsabilitys and leaving me to deal with the repercussions. It's not fair to me, I'm not the one that is suppose to have to raise and deal with their kids because they have some lame excuse not to. We have cameras in the halls but they are limited on what they can see, and there is no audio. I'm actually thinking of just starting to keep a log book of the dates and times that I hear kids running down the hall and letting the manager look it up on video and dealing with it, rather than me having to be confrontational with parents. Its actually more than one parent that has told me that they actually believe that the specific age is reason why they are allowing their kids to be disruptive. What a crock.