if i was in your situation i would tell the child off, in the hopes the mother would hear. otherwise i would try to avoid her, or take her aside and nicely explain how it makes you feel. i know some mums at mothers groups tend to go there for the 'break' and let their kids run amok while they drink coffee. they don't understand that it's not a babysitting service and they need to keep an eye on them.
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31-05-2012 10:34 #41
31-05-2012 11:02 #42
I have seen friendships change and even end for a while because of parenting differences. It certainly does happen. We had nearly one year with very limited contact with good friends because two of our boys would always clash. It was a personality thing, there was only five months between their ages, and they just would not get along. We would handle it ok, but the other parents would get too upset, so we just stopped spending so much time together until the boys grew past that stage. I think there is a line in the sand, some things dont matter, but some things really do, and every friendship can find a breaking point. Marie.
31-05-2012 11:46 #43
I don't care how other people raise their children. As long as nobody tells me how to be a parent. I also don't want to know what I'm doing "wrong" as a parent. I'll bite somebodies face off if they do those two things.
Controlled crying, anti controlled crying, breastfeeding your child until they're 4, FF your child from birth, smacking, no smacking, co sleeping, separate rooms, who cares. Different things work for different families. If we all had the same parenting style then we wouldn't learn anything.
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31-05-2012 11:55 #44
31-05-2012 14:06 #45
I get protective of my BFF when her kids don't listen to her....I feel like shouting at them "Did you hear your mother? Do what she says NOW" but at the end of the day, her and her hubby made them that way
31-05-2012 14:15 #46Child led parent here...save me :)
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For me the key is being on neutral ground. I woulnd't have them over my house for an extended period nor would I have my child over at theirs. As long as they were not hurting their children in front of my child because that does involve me. Its a tough one.
31-05-2012 14:18 #47Senior Member
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I just say this is what I suggest or this is what worked for me even though I feel like clobbering them
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