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I hope this is the right section..
My son is 10, and has many friends in our neighborhood. So far, we've been able to set limits well when friends can come over to play. No school days, etc. Well, there's a certain girl, who's 12 (though she seems immature for her age, if that matters), and lives down the block from us. She's literally knocking on our door several times a day, every. single. day. asking if my son can play. We've told her several times our rules - not during the week and he'll call her when he has time available. She either doesn't care or thinks it doesn't matter. She'll just stand in front of our front door and knock/ring the bell for several minutes until we answer. On top of this, she has her own cell phone, and before we blocked it, she would call at least 7-10 times A DAY. We blocked it because she would not respect our asking she not call so often.
In addition to these issues, she seems to be a 'troubled' child of sorts.. she swears often and I've overheard her a couple times boasting about shoplifting and being able to do, "whatever she wants." So apparently there's little parental control there. From what I understand, her grandparents have guardianship of her. I've talked with them several times about all this, and they claim they'll do something about it, but nothing it seems has been done.
What would you do in this situation? TIA.
I live in a different kind of neighbourhood. Do you really have no schoolday visits? None? Ever?
It just doesn't seem very... neighbourly.
If I'd moved into your neighbourhood and I was a kid and I didn't have a lot going on, I'd be really confused. I'd phone or visit 7 or 10 times a day trying to figure out when you're available for a neighbourly visit.
After that I'd figure out if I actually liked the other kids and if they liked me.
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