Jaclynne - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
It has recently come to my attention that there is a boy in my son's nursery class who is very rough when playing. He hits, pushes, and tackles my son and others in nursery. It is my belief that his mother regards this as child's play and affection. I have brought this to the attention of the Sister in charge of the nursery class, but it seems that the behavior is left to continue. Today, I witnessed my son hit another child playfully in the face and then push him down. My son thinks that this is normal behavior and was confused when I corrected it. I do not want my son to be a bully, but our branch is small. Pulling him out of Sunday Nursery would be blatently obvious and further isolate the child and his mother to the other church members. I continue to reinforce throughout the week that rough housing is not appropriate behavior to my son, but every Sunday when he enteracts with this boy in Nursery all the work I have taught him is undone as this boy again pushes, hits, and tackles my son. Whats a mom to do?