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My son seems to have made friends with the girl who lives across the street. My son is 5, she's 7. I love that he has a friend so close, but this girl has absolutely no boundaries. She walks into our house, so now we have to keep the doors locked. We've explained to her it's not appropriate to just walk in, we'd appreciate a knock and for her to wait. She constantly asks for snacks, drinks, etc even if she's only here for 10 minutes. Both DH and I were layed off so I am supporting our family of four on a casual job with less than $20,000 income. Hard to buy groceries for just us! She is super bosy. Always telling DS where to go, how to do it, when to do it. DS is a bit of a pushover despite our best efforts to get him to be assertive and letting him know its ok to say no. She is always telling DS2 (3) that she doesn't want to play with him so the little guy always has hurt feelings. If we are out in the back yard, she is over here. I realize she is lonely, but it would be nice to be able to be our in our back yard just to relax without having to worry about someone elses child. The parents don't seem very involved at all with the kids. I just don't know what to do. I've explained what our rules are at our house and that when anyone is here, they are expected to follow the rules (no hitting, no namecalling, use our manners, etc, just common sense) but she just doesn't seem to get it. I'd love to be able to not worry about our door being pounded on at 9 pm. One thing about the parents.....they would NOT be receptive to a phone call. They are very sensitive to any kind of critique. I posted this thread about the parents a couple of years ago.