My kids are 8 and 7. There are a couple kids across the street 10 and 7. they play here constantly. which would be fine except I have different rules for my kids then these kids have of their own. And everytime my kids go outside to play with them they are suppose to tell me where there will be. But more often then not when I go out to get them there are no where to be found. They end up at the gas station, down the block, or somewhere else they did not inform me of. yesterday my 7 yrold boy said he was going to ride his bike around the block... I went out to get him waited a minute or two did not see him looked around, nothing. then here he comes with the nieghbor girl, they had rode across the highway (4 lanes) to go to a store over there.
I've grounded, given time outs, taken bikes away, didn't allow them to play for a few days....
Should I not allow play with these kids anymore.... What would you do???
Answer by Juggalette0327 at 12:59 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by mirit.rose at 12:59 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
I would not allow my kids to play with them. Your kids are old enough to know and respect the rules that you have given them. They show time and again that they do not have to abide by these rules when the other kids are around. I would say that if they can not listen to my rules then I would take their friends away. They might get the seriousness of the situation if they lost their friends. I would also talk to their mother. Does she know that her kids are going across traffic like they do. If she does not care, you might want to talk to someone in authority about neglect of these children.
Answer by krissyvelazquez at 1:05 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by KennsWifey at 1:22 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by LindaClement at 1:24 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by Melindakc at 2:01 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
when any other child is in my home they HAVE TO FOLLOW my rules. If they cannot the first they are banned for a week, the second time a month, the third time lifetime ban..(it is actually a 3 month ban, but the few kids who have gotten told me it felt like a life time) ...I expect my kids to follow Out houses rules as well as the rules of the house where they are at. I may help to have house rules posted in plain sight In our house there are rules and laws ...LAWS cannot be broken. they are courtesy (respect others their property and the house rules/laws), common sense , (you don't leave the yard without telling someone)and safety (you do not cross the highway w/out an adult) (at all times) If the laws are broken severe and quick punishment is handed out. rules are if you burp or gas up say excuse me, answer an adult yes ma'am no ma'am yes sir no sir etc etc
Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by motherofhope98 at 11:12 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by janeenee at 1:48 PM on Aug. 27, 2009