Of course I am teaching my children that they should get along with everyone, but when these other 'kids' are rude to my children calling them names and being bully's it is hard to give my kids permission to go play at the playground.
I have explained to my own children that they need to avoid these kids and not to engage with them, but unfortunately my five year old just does not get it. He thinks these boys are 'cool' and runs around after them like a little puppy dog not understanding that they are running away from him all the while putting him down! These boys of course are allowed to go to the playground unsupervised so I am sure feel that they can act however they feel like it.
One option I have open to me is to step in when this behaviour occurs reprimanding the boys, but I have a feeling it will not get me very far. Short of having a confrontation with these boys' parents I am at a loss. The playground is there for the purpose of the community to use and I do not want to have to forbid my children from utilizing it just because of a couple of rotten apples. I suppose I will need to step in and stop said behaviour from happening. Can't we all just get along?
Thought of the day: Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?
Quote of the day: For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.- Ralph Waldo Emerson