So I actually see this a ton. Parents go to the park because their kids are too young to be there without them (6 and under) but don't actually pay any attention to what their kid is doing. Normally it doesn't bother me, today it did. My kids were playing nicely taking turns going down a small slide. Another kid showed up and joined in (parent sitting on bench on phone not even looking), the kid starts pushing my son on the stairs because he isn't moving fast enough, then starts yelling at dd because she wants to have more turns. Then a much younger boy came, I told my kids they needed to be careful. The little girl was being much too rough and not letting him go, I told her the same thing I told my kids, you need to be careful because he is much smaller and you need to give him a turn. Baby's grandpa asks if they are all mine because I am the only parent in the area. DS moves on and dd and girl are running around playing. I hear dd yelling "no stop it" and "stop grabbing me". I look over and this little girl is pulling dd by the neck of her jacket and pushing her. I redirect dd to playing with her brother and the little girl follows and continues. Then she tells me she wants the stick dd has, there are a million sticks and that is no reason to play like that. I say she can get another stick, she doesn't. We ended up just leaving but her parent did nothing! Not even sure he noticed. She was about 4! I always stay near my kids and keep a close eye on them to make sure they are not only being safe but that they are playing nice. What is the point if going with if you aren't going to actually supervise?
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