An aggressive kid
February 28, 2008 7:39am CST
I have a neighbour who allows her kid to hit anyone-including friends, aunts, uncles, papa, brother. The kid plays with hammer, screw drivers and even saw. She says its normal for him and once or twice he has attacked people with the screw driver in his hand. Kid is just two years and eight months old. I am forever scared to allow my daughter to play with her son as he usually pushes her down or hits her with plastic bats or even pushes her down and sits on her. My daughter is just one year and six months old. I find the lady's behavior really strange.I think she should stop her child as he may even hurt himself someday. I wish I could tell her to make her son behave but she always tell me, "oh he is a boy, he will do such things." Come on now, I think as a parent its your duty to tell you kid about what is acceptable and what is not. What do you think?
28 Feb 08
I am a mother with a five years old girl. I don't allow my daughter to play with some really naughty boys in case that she gets hurt. Different parents have different ways to educate kids. But first of all we should tell them which is good and which is bad. It is the responsibility of perants.
28 Feb 08
What bugs me is her casual attitude the way she gives her son a free run in every way. Like when he had hit my immediate neighbour with screw driver, instead of reprimanding her son she was laughing and told her she would also realise how naughty boys are once she has kids of her own.
28 Mar 08
In my neighborhood, there is a couple of twin boys who are like this kid in reference. They attack from behind and once even hit an adult powerfully making her scream on the street. One of my younger cousins as well was very mischievous and even rebellious to certain extent. But he has calmed down over the years. Maybe she's right in saying that this has something to do with age. But that doesn't absolve her of her duties and lets her child act to his whims. The mother must monitor her kid and keep those harmful tools away from him. I don't understand why she has been utterly careless - or maybe she is waiting for something evil to take place? It is entirely a parental responsibility to ensure that the child's actions are not obnoxious. This parent could have well harnessed her child's energy in a constructive yet enjoyable manner.
14 Apr 08
They seem to be of some different breed,today also her son was playing with a hammer and a sa, I called her out to tell her that her son may harm himself, she didin't even tried taking them away from her kid and nopt even scolded him, just told me that her son is used to of playing with such things and went back. I came back with my duaghter who unfortunatey picking up all the nagging and tantrums from her son.
• United States
28 Feb 08
Kids that age have no business playing with hand tools, he could hurt himself as well as someone else! You can't get through to this mother; sounds like she has cotton for brains. Yes, boys are ornery, but they need to learn acceptable limits. I would not allow my daughter to play with this child. If she doesn't set limits for him now, she and he are both headed for a lifetime of trouble.
• United States
16 Apr 08
Man this kid could be a headline waiting to happen! And you're right! We can't just let our kids have no instruction on behavior! Good grief! she is making for her child, possibly a very miserable life!