We have 2 children 6 and 4. They were 3 and 1 1/2 whenever my husband(their father) joined the Army. We have moved a total of 3 times so far and will probably end up moving again the end of this year.. We have gone from seeing our family and friends every day to living 7,000 miles away. We moved to a foreign country where we knew NOTHING and they are expected to just go with the flow. I have to say my kids have done amazing for all the uprooting we have done to them since we joined the military. And I have been proud of them since day 1. But now I'm curious about the kids who act out I understand that every child is different and every kid acts differently with every PCS and deployment.
But recently we had a family move in close by and they have 2 little ones that are about the same age as my kids. Yesterday their oldest son(5) cussed out my neighbor while she was at the park with her children, husband, and in laws. This afternoon while my kids were in the backyard playing with all the other kids the 2 1/2 year old boy(their younger son) punched my daughter in the face!! I brought both my kids in immediately and we talked about what happened. I wanted to make sure my daughter didn't do anything to provoke it. Turns out my daughter was sharing her bubbles with everyone and the little boy wasn't happy that he didn't get to keep the bubbles to himself so he punched my daughter! I was furious!! This evening the kids were playing outside again and the oldest son kicked my son, my son started yelling at him and then my son pushed him down. The mom came over and talked with us about it and had no idea either of her kids were hitting or kicking other kids. She thought my son hit her child and that was it -____- I know my kids are no angels but when she came to talk with us she put it off as her 2 1/2 year old has a speech delay. My son also had a speech delay at that age but he never resorted to hitting because if he did hit we disciplined him. She also said this was their first move. And I hate judging but when you have not only one bad child but TWO! And you put the blame on anything and everything else. While we were talking her 2 1/2 year old punched another little girl right in front of her! And all she said was boys will be boys! REALLY?! I do NOT agree with boys punching girls at all!