DS has a "friend" who in the past year has briefly taken his bike after school for a prank (he does eventually return it); was part of a small group of kids who participated in...
teasing another kid at ds's birthday party several months ago and now is icing out my ds. Kid maintains it's just a joke, and it may very well be. But I talked with the mom the other night about it because I just wanted to find out if there is something I'm not aware of that my kid is doing. She talked to her kid and made me aware of a couple of fairly minor things (that another kid in the group is also doing) but basically does not seem to care about her own ds's pattern of shitty behavior. I know I can't control her but it's this kind of shit that goes on that makes it really frustrating to try provide guidance to these kids. Obviously not going to encourage that friendship.
Thanks for not flaming. My dd did something very mean girl to another girl a couple of weeks ago and was punished for it, so we have a zero tolerance for it. If my kid is being a...(more)6-6-2016 8:28am
jerk, I want to know so I can try to provide guidance. But what you just said is absolutely true. Most parents don't care. I contacted every parent in the group of kids involved. Of the 3 parents I spoke to directly, 2/3 were automatically on the defense although one of the defensive ones did talk to her kid about it in a productive way. The other basically talked to her kid who said shit my ds did (some of which was valid, some of it was just to make himself look like an angel to his mom). The third parent was not defensive and said she was going to talk with her ds and let me know what was going on and she did feel bad about it.