Question

This has never really happened to me before but, me and my children were at a graduation party for a cousin whom we had never met before. There was this child younger than my older two who was kind of bullying them. I kept just smiling and telling my kids to play nice, but he then pushes my daughter of the steps from the patio, no one said anything to this young boy and my daughter was okay and did not retaliate, neither of my children did. It was just very awkward, I know he was younger but, am I wrong to think that the parent of the child should have at least apologized to my daughter and explain she told me "mom, why he push me down" . She wasn't hurt just sad.

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BrittanyCorpus Christi, Texas
    06/16/14
    Some people have that "kids will sort it out themselves" mentality which is ridiculous. I bet if your daughter had pushed back they would have been upset that she pushed a younger child.

    There's one kid who does this to my son, and yes he is younger. He drives my son crazy and last time he was around my son I looked right at the mom and corrected her son in front of her. She got mad and left. I didn't care. I don't normally do that but it was over the top, honestly.
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    06/16/14
    Brittany
    i understand the mentality of that in some situations, like between siblings trying to share toys and things like that but, I completely agree someone should have said something, and I am proud of my children for handling that situation very well I think. I would have done the same thing especially if it has been on a consistent basis.
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    06/16/14
    I think Melissa puts some logic to it, and I agree with her that it's not my way of thinking either. I was sitting here thinking, "What parent would do that?" I know if Maddie was rough with anyone, I would be in that so fast. So yes, I too would have expected the parent to do SOMETHING.
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    06/16/14
    Brittany
    exactly, I know when and if my children are being a little too much, or like my daughter has this face she makes when she's gonna be silly and I act on it fast.
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      06/16/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I would definitely have been apologizing and having my child apologize if they did something like this, but agree with Melissa and other parents having a different mentality.
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      a young mother of three children. My oldest son is four, my daughter is two and my youngest son is four months.