My DH and I moved into a new neighbor late last year. Another mom quickly reached out to me and my children. Within the first few conversations she stated that her son has ADD. I've been fielding complaints from my children recently about her son's behavior and trying to make time to talk to her. Yesterday she decided to come talk to me.
I explained how my oldest ds said that her son had been bullying him. (little things so far...) I also told her about her son's foul language and aggressive behavior. She explained everything away with the ADD diagnosis and insinuated that my children must be doing more to aggravate the situation. (I know my children aren't 100% innocent...)
We agreed to talk to our children separately and address the situation. When I sat with my children, my youngest who is 8 said her son, who is 13, threatened to punch him in the face. Obviously her style of parenting isn't working with her son! I realize at this point he has only threatened violence but it is just a matter of time until he acts! So... what would you do if a 13 year old punched your 8 year old in the face?