Lindsey - posted on 05/02/2012 ( 26 moms have responded )
I have a 20month old daughter and we hang out with this family that has a 2 year old son. They are extremely close friends, but their child has something seriously wrong with him. He constantly pushes, takes things away from my daughter and even pushed her down three stairs giving her a black eye. The parents don't really discipline him and when i say that i say that very lightly. they will spank him softly and when he cries they pick him up even though they are so called "disciplining" him. when he hits or pushes her they say oh you are being naughty and thats as far as they go with disciplining him. The way he looks at her is creepy like he wants to hurt her and then not even five minutes later my daughter is crying. I feel the only way for me to protect my daughter is to stop contact with them. but what am I supposed to say when they ask to hang out or why i haven't come around. Especially since they live less than a mile away from our house. I don't understand how a child can be so evil and then the fact that he doesn't have boundaries set makes things so much worse. What should I do? How should I handle this situation I am scared and frustrated and completely broken about how my daughter is being treated. I want to discipline him myself and just tear him up but I tell myself he is two.