My friend's daughter is always pushing my son down, tripping him, trying to kiss him, and will bite him from time to time. By the end of the day, my son is in tears and completely aggrivated. The baby girl is only 1 month older than him... she just loves him! But my son isn't into that, and I'm sure it hurts! What my friend and I do, get together sometimes and watch the kids play, separate them when appropriate, and try to chat when the kids are playing apart for a second or two. Then we arrange some days to go out for coffee or lunch, without the kids, so we can catch up... but at the same time, have the time to enjoy each other's children and have them intereact. It's likely they'll become good friends as they grow older and learn boundaries. As long as the behavior is being corrected, I wouldn't put up a fit. Or if you're comfortable enough to correct the child, do it, gently.
at 5:08 AM on Jul. 25, 2009