Last summer there was one girl who got caught stealing toys from my yard, sneaking around in both mine and my neighbors yard and I'm pretty sure her and her older brother were stealing things from my freezer in the cellar so once I caught her stealing from my yard I told her flat out she isn't allowed back in this yard nor is she allowed to play with my children. My kids had been getting along well with the other neighborhood kids; however yesterday my 5 year old came to the door in tears because one of the girls next door made her sit in puddles and stole her hoodie and threw it into a bunch of puddles now today this same girl, along with her sister and brother, were riding bikes with my two girls and the neighbor girl came to my door and said my 6 year old broke her brother's new bike by shoving him while he was riding and he crashed into one of the walls at the dead end of the street where the kids all ride bikes. It was starting to get dark so I called for the kids to come in anyway and then found out this girl (who has an issue with everyone at one time or another) pushed two of my 6 year old's new bikes down a hill, grabbed her arms and pulled them behind her back, pushed her and crashed into both of my kids while they were riding their bikes. The way my 6 year old explains she was simply defending herself because the girl kept hitting her. Though my 6 year old has a tendency to exaggerate and lie so I asked my 5 year old because I've never once caught her in a lie and she's the one who told my the neighbor girl was trying to break my other daughter's arms and shoving her off the bike and that she started to cry because she doesn't like seeing her sister get hurt.
So for right now I've simply told my kids the neighbors aren't allowed in this yard anymore. They still have two other neighborhood kids and two cousins that live on this street so its not like they won't have anyone to play with.Answer Question
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