Do I intervene when other children are nasty to mine?How?

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Shereen - posted on 04/28/2009

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I completely agree with you Jane! I bet you wouldn't sit by and watch a kid breaking stuff in your house why would you sit by and watching them harass your child?

Jane - posted on 04/28/2009

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Leisa why should i remove my little boy from playing and having a good time just because some irresponsible parent cant be bothered to look after their own child because they assume when they are in a play group they can do what the hell they want why their child runs riot!!! If everybody took responsibility for their own child then we wouldnt even have to have this discussion as there wouldnt be a problem! If put in the same position again, and im sure I will be at some point, i wouldnt hesitate to do the same thing again.

Shereen - posted on 04/27/2009

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I feel that the minute my child is being emotionally or physically hurt if the other parent is not stepping that I have the right and responsibility to my child to act. I agree with the other moms that it must be done in a respectful manner. I would be completely fine with another parent doing the same. If we don't teach our kids that we will stand up for them when they are young how are they going to feel that we're there for them when they are older.

Leisa - posted on 04/27/2009

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you really don't have any right to chastise another child...if your child is being hurt or annoyed ,the only thing you can do is remove your child from the situation.....

Anita - posted on 04/27/2009

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I dont see y u cant say anything to the child in a firm way without being too scarey...sometimes coming from another adult/strangers works better than from their own parents..BUT in saying that..I work in a cafe and one of my pet hates is parents who dont look after their kids. ontop of that leave the area they're sitting around with spilt drinks and crumbs everywhere...WHAT THE..???..me being me have no qualms telling the parent off infront of other customers for their child misbehaving and for them being inconsiderate to others...I say its good to embrass the parent invovled as well..

Jane - posted on 04/27/2009

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Recently my little boy was at a play group and a slightly older girl would not leave him alone, she followed him everywhere, took toys off him and was generally unpleasant whilst his mum sat at the side nattering away to her friend completely oblivious to whatever her little girl was doing. Therefore, i decided I would talk to the little girl and explain that they all had to share the toys or that it was very naughty to push other children especially the babies, i was quite stern with her so that she would understand and still her mum sat chatting away at the side. The little girl did ease of my little boy but only because she knew i was watching her like a hawk. If parents supervised their own children then we wouldnt be put in this position as i certainly did not like "telling off" someone elses child, but there is no way I am going to let my little boy who cant talk yet come to any harm, he can hardly tell the little girl to go away himself!

Amie - posted on 04/25/2009

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Just wondering.... Why is the parent of the other child not intervening? That'd bother me more than the kids but mine know how to stand up for themselves in an appropriate way and if the other kid(s) don't stop they just walk away.

Tessa - posted on 04/25/2009

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Quoting Natalie:

" I don't say anything that I wouldn't want said to my child. If I wouldn't mind it being said to my child under the same circumstances then I feel comfortable saying it to another person's child."



 



I couldn't agree more.



Natalie - posted on 04/23/2009

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JoAnne, personally, I tend to say things like "ok, don't push please" or "that's not a nice thing to say" when another child is nasty to one of my kids. I don't say anything that I wouldn't want said to my child. If I wouldn't mind it being said to my child under the same circumstances than I feel comfortable saying it to another person's child. I'm not sure if that helps, but I hope so.

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