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for bullying. We moved into a super quiet neighborhood about 2 years ago. Last year, a family moved in with an 8 year old daughter that is full of drama, but we could handle that. Then about 6 months ago, a family moved in that has a 9 year old boy (and some other kids). This 9 year old boy went through a very traumatic experience not too long ago in that his father was killed in a motorcycle accident with this boy on the back who, obviously survived. This is important because everytime we try and talk to mom about this kid's behavior we get "he's gone through alot recently and has anger issues."
He calls my daughter terrible names. He beat up a neighborhood child. He won't let the other kids play in the 2 grassy fields or on the sidewalks (claiming that they are his). He is becoming sexually aggressive with his 8 yr old "girlfriend" (another neighborhood child with severely lacking parental supervision). He rarely goes to school and when we asked his mother about that one she said that she does not make him go on days he does not feel like it "because of his trauma." I understand that he went through something TERRIBLE recently, but that is no excuse to let him bully others. Myself and 2 other neighborhood mothers have tried to talk to his mother. We have tried to talk to the child. We have tried to talk to the child with his mother. I feel terrible that it came to this. He is only 9 years old.