An oft-heard subject of controversy is disciplining other peoples’ kids.
What do you do when your children have playmates at your home who are misbehaving?
I don’t think there is an easy answer to this difficulty.
I have heard some parents advising that, “Whatever happens in my house is under my jurisdiction, and all of my kids’ guests must follow the rules of our home.”
On the other hand, some parents say, “Disciplining someone else’s kid is out of my domain. Unless he is doing damage, I leave well enough alone. However, I am sure to explain to my child that just because his friend acts in a certain manner does not mean it is permissible to him.”
How do you feel about reacting to the inappropriate behavior of kids visiting your home?