How to handle this situation with friend's kids
Made a new friend in January and we have gotten together a few times for a mom's reading group and also together with our kiddos but the couple times we have gotten together with our kiddos, my kids didn't like hers and I didn't like the way her kids behave. The first time my boys saw her boys hurting their little sister, this most recent time we were on a hike with another friend and her kiddos and it was supposed to be a nature hike to observe nature, (so kind of quiet) and her boys were running ahead, chasing and stepping on lizard's tails to try and catch them, and she had to keep calling for her boys to wait for the rest of the group and not climb too high. I have boys too and I understand the urge to climb and be independent but my DH & I have taught our boys to respect nature, leave it as undisturbed as possible and that includes whatever you find in their habitat. We are planning future hikes together as a group where we alternate who is in charge of picking the spot and laying down any rules so I will have my turn to put my rules in place but what do I do if they are ignored like I imagine they will be? I am not good at confrontations and I like her, just not the way her kids behave. Any suggestions?