This story was on the news last night and it really made me think about how people deal with other people’s children in their own homes.
I think it was different for me. I worked in the kids schools and they all knew me and my husband was always the little league coach so I think for us, the kids just kind of knew what to expect when they came over. We really didn’t run into very many kids who didn’t behave at our house. They pretty much just acted like our own two.
This story was done by a pair of married anchors on our local news and the woman tended to be a little more laid back while the man was a little more like “hey, we don’t do that here” and they wondered if that was “mean” or not. I kind of think telling it like it is okay. The woman in charge of the story tended to think it was about not embarrassing your kids and making sure they were okay with how you treated their friends.
Have you had to handle this kind of thing yet? If not, how do you plan to handle it when you get your kids friends in your home and they really aren’t acting the way you’d like them to?