What do you do when your friends' kids are out of control?
I have these friends to whom I was also very close before we had kids. We were excited to have kids at the same time and envisioned that one day they could play together. However, the kids are out of control, they are mean to my kids, and the parents do not enforce any rules. It is like they gave up. I hint to my friend that with kids you should keep certain rules, but she doesn't seem interested. I feel I don't have any pleasure in getting together with them and I am also running out of excuses for not seeing them. What to do???/
You need to put your foot down. You are raising your kids to be children that are responsible and caring from the sounds of it. If these friends of yours are true friends they would be respectful of your family and requests.
I DO NOT ALLOW
sorry go cut off.
other peoples kids to come into my home and disrespect it or my children. Also I do not allow my kids to do the same thing.
You have a choice. Is the misery worth it? Do you want your kids to hang around others and teach them that kind of behavior?
This is your home and your family. You have to take control of what is going on and if your friend is a friend they will respect your wishes in your home.
Personally, I would not want my kids hanging out with a family like that. What example are they teaching.The parents don't seem to care enough to do anything.
Hey, it is hard to stand up to friends I know I've been there. I have never REGRETTED protecting my family and kids. She is now divorced and alone. W e were friends for a long time. Your kids deserve a parent who will stand up for the right thing.