We are trying to teach our son to share. And he does really well with it. But, we'll have other kids over and they take HIS toys and won't let him have them. He doesn't have a problem with it, he just goes and finds something else. But, as a mom, I want to stand up for my son, and not let other kids treat him like that. Not just that, but I don't want him immitating this rude behavior. (one kid -5 year old- actually picked up my son - 1 year old-, took him into another room and shut him in there so she wouldn't have to share toys that were my son's toys anyway!) No matter how many times I try to tell these other kids that it's not nice to do that ... they come back acting the same way. I don't want their behavior to rub off on my son! How do you handle other people's kids when they aren't acting right?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Mar. 10, 2010 in General Parenting
Personally, Bad behaved kids do not get invited back to my house. If that means the parent do not come back, soo be it.
Answer by louise2 at 8:01 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
Answer by mommymeg03 at 7:59 PM on Mar. 10, 2010
When my kids were little I allowed them to take "special" toys and put them in my bedroom so they didnt have to share. Any toys left in the room were to share. As for the other kids... when they are in my home they follow my rules if they do not follow my rules there ARE consequences. I would tell the other child he/she must share/take turns or he/she will not be permitted to use that particular toy.
And dont be afraid to call the mom and tell her it is time to pick up her child because things are not going well. You dont have to tell her her child is a brat who will not share but you can say "the kids dont seem to be playing as well this playdate, I think we better call it a day" it is more diplimatic.
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