But here’s where it got interesting, my kiddos were playing exceptionally well with everyone (I questioned if they were my own children at one point) even the bully kids. Yup, the bully kids. They’re everywhere aren’t they? These two kids practically took over the whole play area and were declaring that all of the toys were theirs. Now mind you these kids were at least 4 or 4 1/2, so they should know better, right? Anyway, Jill had been playing with a specific toy for awhile, got distracted by something shiny or what have you, walked away and one of the bully duo took it over. Jill came back and tried to play with them.
Excuse me while I take a deep breath because it’s about to get interesting.
The kid pushes Jill out of the way and says “No it’s mine you can’t play”. Yes, put his hands on my daughter. I turn to the Mom to see if she’s going to say anything. No response, clearly talking about how much tv her “angel” does not watch is way more important. So I was in a spot, do I say something to the Mom or the kid? I know she saw it, she’s looking in the direction of her child. I decided to say “I think we need to share and not push because that’s not nice” then I turned to the Mom and asked “Right?” giving the “you so better agree with me” look. Response? “Right we share”. So here’s the question:
What would you do?
- Would you have done what I did? Only talk to the Mom? Do nothing?
- Is it appropriate to scold other people’s children? If yes in what circumstances? If no, why not?
- How do you teach your children to deal with bullies?
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