Neighbor mom a bully?

Ellen - posted on 10/19/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I feel like my 6 yr old daughter is being bullied by a neighbor mom. If my daughter tries to invite her daughter to play, or goes outside to play with her, the neighbor mom tells my daughter they are busy or asks her child to come inside. There are many other examples when my daughter was excluded or when her mom tells my daughter no. It would seem normal except this family is very social in our neighborhood with other people. She simply won't let my daughter play with her daughter. I feel like she's purposefully excluding her and I have no idea why. I'd like to ask her, but I'm afraid the conversation will go badly and make things worse.



Any suggestions on how to handle this? These neighbors live right across the street from us and wave and are always friendly in passing. It's very mean and high school feeling to me.

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America3437 - posted on 10/19/2012

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I would go and ask her point blank! I would let her know my daughter is upset and you would like to know what to tell her every time she comes home crying because you won't let your child play with mine so what up chic.....

Ellen - posted on 10/19/2012

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Thanks. I had been planning to talk to her, but inviting them both over for a play date makes sense. I do wonder if something happened, so I guess it's time to find out.

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