+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Sydney South
    Posts
    1,977
    Thanks
    1,298
    Thanked
    880
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default WWYD - play centre incident

    So I just arrived and my kids went straight for the ball pit where my 4 year old got picked on by another boy similar aged.

    At first he just pegged balls at my DS (who cried but he is quite sensitive) at his face and I just told him to walk away.

    He proceeded to go to the back of the maze and start to climb when the boy chased him down and and grabbed his legs ripping his socks off and my son cried again and reached out to take his socks back... When my boy reached to take his socks back he started hitting DS in the face and chest.

    By now I was trying to call out and say to leave him alone as they were at the back of maze and I couldn't really get in there. Then the little boy got up on a step to block DS's exit and proceeded to kick him hard in the face and my DS could not go forward or back.

    So I started to raise my voice and panicking I yelled out an almighty 'HEY - LEAVE HIM ALONE' it was a lot louder than I meant and a bunch of mothers came over to see if it was their kid but I generally thought this kid might break DS's nose.

    It worked and the boy walked away (probably traumatised) and DS has a few red marks on his face but nothing broken and now feeling a bit sheepish.

    So question is - did I over react? Would you do the same in the same situation?!?

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Meld85 For This Useful Post:

    Aanya  (08-01-2016),Blossom74  (07-01-2016),Kimmmm  (07-01-2016)

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    3,647
    Thanks
    28,192
    Thanked
    14,092
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No, you did not over-react, and yes you did the right thing.

    Kids will be kids - they play and tumble and fight, and yes - they can be mean. But I think that kid crossed a line, and in the absence of any parental supervision by his Mother/Father I think you had to speak up.

    You can't have your little one being beaten up in the playground.

    Hugs to you both.

  4. The Following 16 Users Say Thank You to Blossom74 For This Useful Post:

    babyno1onboard  (07-01-2016),binnielici  (07-01-2016),BlondeinBrisvegas  (07-01-2016),BornToBe  (07-01-2016),DesperatelySeekingSleep  (07-01-2016),DT75  (07-01-2016),Elijahs Mum  (07-01-2016),Jenga  (07-01-2016),Meld85  (07-01-2016),MissMuppet  (08-01-2016),Mod-Degrassi  (07-01-2016),Mod-Nomsie  (07-01-2016),Ngaiz  (07-01-2016),Renn  (07-01-2016),SuperGranny  (07-01-2016),wobbleyhorse  (07-01-2016)

  5. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,335
    Thanks
    3,254
    Thanked
    6,280
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    No, I don't think you overreacted at all. If I see my child being attacked physically, I'm onto it.

    If I have to raise my voice to get some reaction, so be it.

    That must have been quite awful for you and your DS. Some kids are very rough with other children for no good reason.

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    6,721
    Thanks
    3,792
    Thanked
    3,839
    Reviews
    17
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 14/11/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    No, you did not over-react, and yes you did the right thing.

    Kids will be kids - they play and tumble and fight, and yes - they can be mean. But I think that kid crossed a line, and in the absence of any parental supervision by his Mother/Father I think you had to speak up.

    You can't have your little one being beaten up in the playground.

    Hugs to you both.
    Spot on here.

    No over reaction at all.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2,967
    Thanks
    1,123
    Thanked
    2,775
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Not an over reaction at all. At the play centre we go to they have staff monitoring the kids so I would have let them know what this kid was doing so they could a) keep a close eye on him, and b) notify the parents if they were there (they offer a childcare service so that parents can shop without kids so no guarantee there would be a parent there).
    You did what you had to do to protect your child. I would be fuming if another child blocked mine and started kicking them in the face!

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,410
    Thanks
    429
    Thanked
    455
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Not at all, even if it was my child being rough I wouldn't be upset at you for raising your voice in that circumstance.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,520
    Thanks
    842
    Thanked
    1,939
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    No,thats an absolutely fine reaction. Sometimes you need to shout to be heard in a noisy play centre environment.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1,916
    Thanks
    1,209
    Thanked
    589
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Not an over reaction at all, i would have done the same thing.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,908
    Thanks
    2,089
    Thanked
    2,762
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Green Cheese View Post
    Not at all, even if it was my child being rough I wouldn't be upset at you for raising your voice in that circumstance.
    If it was my kid I would actually be glad you did it. With 3 kids sometimes I don't see everything and would much prefer someone to pull them up on something as awful as this.

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,780
    Thanks
    15,188
    Thanked
    11,408
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    No you did great. I probably would have yelled a lot sooner and very loud. That sort of behaviour is not on.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to LoveLivesHere For This Useful Post:

    LaDiDah  (07-01-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Play centre party Sydney - tips
    By misho in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-01-2016, 10:58
  2. WWYD - Stranger in shopping centre.
    By Phony in forum General Chat
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 29-07-2015, 12:42
  3. Play centre for a birthday reviews
    By anya88 in forum Birthdays
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-01-2015, 13:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Hills Swimming
Swim with your friends and you will all get a 33% discount!* We have programs to suit all ages and abilities, with small classes held in our warm indoor 25 metre pool. Highly qualified teachers, and award winning programs. *conditions apply
featured supporter
Tribalance
TriBalance is a physio, yoga & pilates studio in Brisbane's inner north, offering specialised women's health physiotherapy services. Weekly pregnancy yoga classes are scheduled at the studio on Thursdays 1- 2pm and Saturdays 1-2:15pm.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!