My 2.5 year old goes to a local playgroup, full of kids between 2 and 3, the parents and children are all lovely except for one 2 year old. He goes around pushing other kids over and pulling on their hair, until they cry.
My little one is just starting to put sentences together and I was surprised the day before playgroup that she was able to communicate to me that she remembered the naughty boys name and that he had pushed her over last time. I was quite happy about her improving communication and memory skills but pretty ticked off that one of her first sentences was about a bully.
When the mother of the naughty boy tells him to stop, the 2 year old just ignores her, maybe stops it for a little but then starts up again. If I catch one of my kids doing something like that I make sure they understand that they should never do that again. I get my kids to look me in the eyes and I tell them in a very firm way to stop. As long as my little ones have a concerned look on their face, I know they are a least trying to understand. No such thing happens with this kid.
So after a long ramble my question is what do you think I should do in this situation? I have many ideas, but I dont know if they are over the top or not, so I wanted to get other parents thoughts, to make sure Im not branded the crazy old man at playgroup.