My 2 year old son is being bullied by his best buddy, and it's my best friends son, what to do?

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Shannintipton - posted on 03/27/2011

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I have a similar situation except the mother is not my best friend but a very nice lady. Very social. Her son is two years older and as nice as can be to your face. But the minute your back is turned its a completely different story. I know I am suppose to talk to the mom but how. What do you say. Your son is a bully, he wont keep his hands to himself and he is messy (I just threw that one in because its irriatating) We just stay away as much as possible he but comes over unannounced all the time. It is sooooooooo annoying. Oh well what can you do.

shannin tipton

Melanie - posted on 03/22/2011

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thanks for the advice...I appreciate the support. It's a hard situation because I don't want to rock the boat with my friend...but I know my son is 1st priority

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It takes a village to raise a child.



If this is your BEST friend...I'm sure you have been there with her since she HAD her baby. She may even refer to you as 'aunt soandso'. Why don't you step in and correct the children? BOTH children. I understand it's not YOUR child causing the disruption...but if it were to come to MY best friend's child...I would have JUST as much authority to correct and teach HER child as she would have the right to guide MY child.

I also don't think a 2 year old can make a conscious effort to BULLY anyone...I think we might be looking at a simple little behavior issue that only needs a little direction.

It takes a village...If you see your best friend's child doing something that needs correcting....step in! As your best friend, she's probably going to agree with what actions you've taken...and probably would have taken the same path herself if you hadn't stood up first.

But, that entire opinion is based on the fact that I have a special relationship with my best friend...and I am assuming you are just as close with your best friend.

Kathryn - posted on 03/21/2011

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Talk to your friend. Explain to her what you have seen. If the "buddy" is also little then they don't know what they are doing is unacceptable. The only way it will be resolved is if you say something to the kiddo or to your friend so she can. If that doesn't work then maybe finding kids who play nicer should be the next step and just limit yourtime with her as adult time. Look out for your child 1st and foremost.

Louise - posted on 03/21/2011

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If he is doing this in front of you and the other mother then look to her to put things right. If she does not then step in and say no to the lad. She will either realise that her son is out of order and deal with him or look at you for an explanation. Tread carefully what we think is bullying another person does not.

April - posted on 03/21/2011

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Why don't you talk to his mother so that you can both handle the situation in the best way possible.

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