To make a long story short, we have kids in the neighborhood who used to come to our house to play that we can no longer allow to be on our property. I will say this has to do with the parents and not at all the kids.
There are times as a parent that you have to make hard decisions to protect your family from liabilities. This was not a decision we took lightly. Ron & I spent many nights praying and discussing what to do.
In all honesty, I had no idea how to handle this. I'm still not sure I'm handling it well.
For the younger two, I simply told them that the kids aren't allowed to come over and play right now. Surprisingly, they really didn't give me too much grief. Josh, however, had a lot of questions and was really upset.
We finally decided to tell him an abbreviated version of why they couldn't come over. We sat him down and explained that their daddy had told some lies about our daddy and while he's still allowed to talk to them as they walk by and even invite them to church, they are not allowed to come play on our trampoline or swing set, or ride in the van with us because of this.
It really stinks.
Have you ever had issues with your kids and their friends?
I would love to hear how you handled it.
Don't forget to check out the other bloggers and see what they have to say:
|Tracey at Building my House|
|Kathleen at Positive Adoption|
|Amery at Grace So Beautiful|
|Audrey at Everything Beautiful|