I took my 2yr old dd and 4yr old ds to the park. obviously there were a few other kids there. we were there for about 15 minutes or so, when more came around. This kid that had just got there, went to the slide both my kids just happened to be playing on. dd went down first, ds went down next and then the kid. well, dd was going a bit slow trying to get down, i think her leg (she had a skirt on) was kind of sticking to the slide, KWIM? well, the kid pushed my ds. he turned around and said "don't hit me". so what did the kid do? HIT HIM AGAIN! now, normally when ds tells another kid not to hit them, the kid stops and they go on about playing like nothing happened. my ds again said "stop". by now they're off the slide. The kid then starts chasing my son around the slide, with his hand up in a fist, going to hit him again! my son kept saying "leave me alone, i don't want to play with you". Now, I didn't step in for a reason, i wanted to A) see what my son would do about it before i intervened, but i was watching carefully ( i wanted to yell to him to hit him back, but i also wanted to go beat the kid myself) and B) i was looking for the mom...i had no idea which mom was his, the only other person paying attention to it besides me was the woman sitting next to me (she got there when i did, so i knew it wasn't her that was the mother) finally my son came running to me. the kid had the guts to run after him even when he came to me, he stopped midway when he realized i was his mother, but he stood there, staring at me, smiling, with his fist still in the air! oh i wanted to pulverize him! i've never seen this behavior before in a (had to have been at least) 3yr old!
instead of telling the other kid to shove it, (i didn't want a fight with his mom, wherever she was. they tend to not be in the picture until someone is in their child's face) i removed my son from the situation and took him to the swings. while at the swings, i descretely told my son that next time a "friend" (he calls all kids his age his friend) hits him, and he doesn't stop after he tells them to stop, and his mommy or daddy doesn't come discipline his friend, he has my and daddy's permission to hit the child back.
Right, wrong? what would you have done?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jun. 15, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)
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