C - posted on 12/07/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My babysitter's granddaughter hits my son. It doesn't happen every day but when it does, he gets a bruise, or mark. My babysitter says it was an accident that they both were playing and that it happened so quickly the she didn't get stop it on time or that she had left the room for a second when the incident happened. What should I do? My son is 3 years old. He always has a different story than what sitter says. Help :(
Thanks for your advice Kelly. I can't get camera because the babysitting happens at her house and she also babysits her granddaughter. The baby sitter's stories are what I mentioned before, but my son always says that the little girl hit him because she wanted a toy or because he didn't listen to her. This last incident was like this: When I came to pick them up yesterday, my son's left cheek had marks like he was breaking out in a rash or something. Before I even asked the sitter explained that they both were playing (swinging) necklaces and that the little girl hit him on the face by accident but that my son didn't even cry. It made me mad but didn't say much at that time. I just told them to be careful next time. Got home and cried cause his little face looked bad. I asked my son different times what happened and he says every time the same thing. The the little girl got mad cause he was taking a necklace from his sister and that she hit him on the face and that she was so mad. I asked if sitter did anything about it and he said no. I will say something this morning but I don't know how to start. Don't want to leave kids there if sitter gets mad after I talk to her.