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How do you handle bratty kids in your house?

I am talking about how other people handle when other people's kids (nieces nephews etc) act bratty in your home by destroying property (breaking stuff or writing on the walls or talking back) and their parents don't seem to even notice. Just curious as to other ladies react?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Sep. 24, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (6)
  • If they are kids that are in your house often they can learn what you expect of them. I would explain expectations in front of their parents. Some things can be avoided by putting away special toys, things that could be broken, or potential art supplies.

    Answer by Gailll at 11:30 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • my nephew (who is almost 10.. TEN!!!!) broke some of my 3 y/o dd's stuff, i made him go home (he lives next door) and he's not allowed back at my house

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:59 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • if they make a mess they clean it, if they break something mom/dad pay for it
    i would have a talk with mom/dad

    Answer by maiahlynn at 10:59 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • If their parents don't handle the problem, I don't allow them back in my house. I don't have the time or money or run around after other people's undisciplined children.


    Answer by trevsrockinmom at 10:59 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Whats the point of hiding things in your home because a parent can't control their child!!!. If the parent can't control them and the child doesn't respect my stuff then they don't need to be in my house

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • OP here~~ Thanks for your replies and ideas ladies.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Sep. 24, 2009