beautiful day at the park until little mr. monster runs over my kids sand castle, then steals her shovel. my don't mess with me kid asks for the shovel back and said monster child pushes her. i say, politely, "we don't push. We brought that shovel from home. may we please have it back. you can take a turn when my daughter is done." at this monster runs off. i'm not going to chase the kid, so i try to console my daughter. we decide to leave shortly after so i go to monster and say "we are leaving now, we need our shovel back" at this point he starts wailing and the formerly mia mother miraculously appears and starts yelling at me for trying to reclaim our shovel from her child. she was so worked up, i left the park and the shovel (which happened to be a favorite because it was really sturdy and green, our favorite color this week). i'm still fuming. how could i have handled that differently?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Jun. 20, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by But_Mommie at 1:02 PM on Jun. 20, 2009
Well first of all you should have asked for the shovel back ( which you did) than when he refused i would have went over to his mother and made her give it back and if she started screaming at me I would have taken the shovel than told her I see why her child is the way he is. I think you did the right thing talking to the child first but you should have addressed the mother immediately on her kids behavior. I would want somebody to tell me if my child was being disrespectful even if I was on the phone. And I wouldn't leave the shovel for nothing because you just gave in to the lil monster probably like his mother dose anyway.
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