My neighbor always lets her child come outside when we are outside playing. The problem is this kid is a little terror!
Today we were playing in the snow having fun in the front yard. He comes out and everything is great at first. Then he starts throwing snow (we have gravel in the front yard), so the snow had rocks in it. I asked him not to throw snow at us because it hurts with the large peices of rock in it.
He didn't listen and threw it again, hitting my DD in the face and she started crying.
I turned to him and said, "You need to go back inside for a little while" He told me his mom went to the store so he couldn't. I told him to sit down on my porch until he was ready to listen.
His mom came over and told me she isn't comfortable with me disciplining her child, because they "choose not to punish, but let natural consequences" But I mean, she didn't ask me to watch him, just left to go to the store (only 5 mins away but still). What else was I suppose to do?
He is 7 or 8.