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We were at a new playground yesterday and my son picked up a ball that someone had left laying on the ground. Seconds later this older kid ran over and literally tackled my son to the ground and grabbed the ball from him (my son said the kid spit on him too but I didn't see that and he didn't have spit on him anywhere). Anyway the kid's parent was nowhere to be seen (surprise) so I told him if he touches my son again I'll find his parents personally and since my son wasn't hurt I brushed him off and he was fine. Now, the kid didn't punch my son, but it got me to thinking what I would have done if he would have literally started beating my kid up. I would have had to fight the urge to drop kick the bugger over the fence and into the street but in all honesty I probably would have called the police. What would you have done? I've never experienced such hostility with another kid and my son.Answer Question
Answer by khedy at 11:34 AM on Mar. 8, 2013
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Answer by pinkdragon36 at 1:07 PM on Mar. 4, 2013
I would have handled it just as you did. But why was that kid at a park alone without adult supervision? Hmm? I think I may have waited to see if I saw his Parent come around. If they did then I would have walked over & nicely explained what their kid did to mine. If they got nasty then I'd say "good, next time I'll call the Police if you cannot handle your child." Then walk away. If no Parent showed up, I would have called the local Police & told them that there is a violent child in the playground that just attempted to hurt my child. Wait for the Police to come, explain & have them take the child back home to the Parents & give them a "what for". Never handle a situation yourself. Just rescue your child to safety & dial 911.
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