My daughter is being bullied by my friends kids HELP!
I am a first time mom with a darling happy go lucky insanely sweet and sensitive 15 month old daughter. Here's my problem ladies and I was hoping I could get some good advice on how to handle the situation. I have two friends that are also first time moms, and one that has two children. One has a 19 month old son, one has a little girl that just turned 2 and the other has a daughter (the youngest) that is almost 2 yrs old. Currently these are the only children my daughter knows and sees on a pretty regular basis, since 2 of them are also my neighbors. The problem is that my daughter is being bullied. I completely understand that they are young children and don't understand their actions, but they can be brutal. The little boy has hit (both with hands and other objects), kicked and pushed my daughter as well as forcefully taken toys from her. The 2 year old girl has pushed her, thrown water on her and takes toys from her while yelling "No no no!" at her. And last but not least the little girl that is almost 2 has pushed her off a playschool yard set slide because she didn't want her playing with it. When their moms see the behavior they get on to their kids, but I can't help but feel that it.....um what's the word....let's say that the punishment doesn't fit the crime?? I am not saying that they spank the kids (although I will admit that I'd like to spat them on the hiney for it sometimes) but the discipline doesn't seem to get through since they continue to act this way. Something else I was wondering. What should I do when my child is being bullied? I mean DUH get her away from harm but if the mom doesn't see it should I tell the child their actions are wrong and hurtful or just tell their mom what they did? I'm gonna go crazy over this. It breaks my heart everytime to think she's being bullied already at 15 months.