In my opinion you either need to confront her about her child's behavior or stop letting your kids hang out together. You don't want your son hanging around a kid like that anyway. Maybe she get's weird about the criticism because deep down she knows that her kid has a problem and she doesn't know what to do or doesn't care. And if you guys are friends then you should be able to tell her. Next time she makes a crybaby comment I'd say I'd rather my child be sensitive then to go around hitting other kids. Or next time he hits your kid start to discipline him yourself, see what she does. If she gets upset it is the perfect time to have a talk about it.
Some parents are totally in denial. There is a kid in my babysitting co-op who is the same way. Quite violent. Always shoving and throwing toys very hard into other kids, floor etc.. He hits others, TV's, animals. I refuse to sit for him anymore after he cut my sons face with a toy. But we went to a party at his house this weekend. I watched him do all of this behavior and his parents never said a word. I think they think it's normal boy behavior. Then another woman came up to me and made a comment about what a wonderful child he was. I just nodded as not to start issues. Literally 20 seconds later when her back was turned I watched him hit her kid in the head with a toy. Yah, what a great child.
Last edited by Kiera1595; 11-01-2004 at 09:04 AM.