I and my husband have decided not to allow my sister's children around our son any more. Nothing really serious has happened to our son yet, but we aren't going to wait until it does. We observed our nephew (age 7) trying to get our son alone (he is 2). When we followed them into the back yard, my nephew took a plastic baseball bat out from behind a bush and raised it over my son's head. My husband snatched it out of his hands as I grabbed our son. This is not the first time my nephew has acted this way towards another child. He usually chooses another little boy to hurt, and has given my other nephew (age 5) a punch in the face that nearly broke his haw.
We told my sister (his mom) about it, and she said, "Oh yeah, he hit a kid in his classroom the other day too. He's jealous of other boys that have a dad because his dad won't spend any time with him." So she basically blew it off.
This was 2 days ago and my husband and I have been talking about it non stop. We are going to tell my sister she is no longer welcome at our home with her son, which sucks because we have kind of the "family hangout" house, and if we exclude her she will be very upset. How can we say what we need to say without making it hurt her more? She refuses to discepline her son because she says it is his father's fault ( though I don't understand how that makes what he does ok with her...). HELP, please!!
Asked by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Jun. 30, 2011 in General Parenting
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