my son fighting

(6 Posts)
user1472640125 Fri 30-Sep-16 18:33:30

Okay so my son is 7 and has been having some issues with another boy who loves a few doors away with him kicking and punching my son. I've told my son to stay away and he plays with his own circle of friends. So yesterday my son and friends were playing football and this said child came over and punches him and kicked him to the ground. (I was on the phone watching out of the window). I see my son get up and hits him back. I go straight out and by this time he has three of this boys friends all punching and kicking my son with my son, he is doing his best to fight back which he has never done before. I manage to grab my son and bring him in. He's upset obviously but I tell him I saw everything that had happened and he had had no choice to stick up for himself. This then proceeded with with these boys mothers shouting abuse at me. I explained I saw what had happened and he was sticking up for himself. I don't agree with violence but its gone past the point of trying to be nice or ignoring this said child lashing out. There was no talking to these parents (can I just add there is never ending drama with these families on the street arguing, causing drama etc). Trying to have an adult conversation is like banging my head against a brick wall. Now I'm sat here questioning myself. I know I'm not in the wrong but I actually hate living where we are because of these few parents. We do our upmost to do the best by our kids, get on with other neighbours and teach the kids right from wrong. AIBU to think my son was not in the wrong for sticking up for himself against all of these children?

user1472640125 Fri 30-Sep-16 18:35:03

Sorry for appalling grammar. I'm currently using an absolute rubbish laptop which likes to freeze x

GabbySolis Fri 30-Sep-16 18:36:49

I don't think your son was in the wrong at all! This sounds horrible for you and him flowers

user1472640125 Fri 30-Sep-16 19:50:35

Thanks Gabby. There's only so long you can tell ur child to ignore something like this. Just makes the situation a million times worse when his mother has no morals whatsoever and thinks her son does no wrong. Gosh I really do hate the human race at times. X

ImTiredMum Fri 30-Sep-16 19:52:43

YANBU your son was sticking up for himself, I hope he is ok now flowers

user1472640125 Fri 30-Sep-16 20:26:31

Imtiredmum thankyou. Yes he is fine now apart from the bite marks he has on his neck and hands. I'm glad he stuck up for himself but just have a feeling because of the other moms reactions this is going to be a never ending circle. I haven't even got the energy to argue with them, there's no point. But then I'm giving into their bullying and intimidating ways. Trying to put a brave face on for my son but I feel like a complete and utter failure at the moment. Cant do right for doing wrong.

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