"Out of everyone on our street I have the most kids, which leads to the most *kids friends* coming in and out of the house during the day, especially on the weekends. I don't mind, I love that the kids enjoy being here and I'll gladly share…"
"OMG! The 2 twins that live next to us are totally out of control. They totally ignore their mother, throw things at her, run away from her when she tries to correct them. They will not look at her when she talks to them. Absolutely no respect for…"
"As everyone else has said, don't deal with it, send them home. You set the rules for your home. Consistency is key. What's really a problem is a mom who doesn't believe her children do anything wrong, but that's another…"
"I have a friend in the same situation. She treats the neighbors kid exactly as she would her own. If the kid is rude, she tells him that that behaviour is unacceptable in this house. If the kid opens up her fridge and takes food out, she asks him to…"
"I have experienced this myself and I can tell you that those kids dont come over much anymore. My best advice would be to be consistant about how you handle things. Talk with your own kids about how important it is to behave at home and away from…"
"I would take the kid home and explain to the parents why! (nicely of course) Although, I am a little more bold than some. But I would not be tolerating the rules being broke in my home. It doesn't set a good example for your kids to tolerate…"
"we are just having to deal w/ this as a new kid moved in next door and he is 3 yrs older than my son so to start I have that excuse but I have no problem telling him he can't come over, but realized it is going to be a continued problem over…"
"Your house rules should be told to both the parent and child so the parent can reinforce them before their child comes over. For example, in our house there is no jumping on the furniture in the living room, there is plenty of other rooms for that,…"
"I lived on a corner where there were 20 children - yes, 20 and needless to say it was the hang-out for all other neighborhood kids. We quickly became known as "kid's corner"! My sister called my house Grand Central Station and said I…"
"Hi, my son is strong-willed with a bit of sensory-oriented thrown in. He just turned 3. We tried to train him in underwear, no diapers at all several months ago. He can stay dry, even all night, but he just refused to go in the potty. He would go to…"
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