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For reporting a group of pre-schoolers?

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OrangeCrushMama Sun 26-Jul-09 21:39:33

A week before the end of term I witnessed the following:

A year 3 child (aged 8) running along a busy road looking terrified. Behind him where four reception children (aged between 3 and 4) with sticks, stones and branches screaming at the kid to "GET BACK 'ERE' and "stop running away you faggit"

Luckily, the older boy crossed a road and the little ones stopped at the curb to wait for their parents.

When the parents reached them, I heard one mother say "Connor, you're a right cocky twat, that kid might batter you tomorow!" and another mum laughed "fucking hell! that rock nearly hit the poor sod! you lot are right nasty!"

The next day I went into the school and reported the reception kids and explained what I'd seen. My friend has since told me that she thinks it was a bit pathetic "picking on" a group of 4 year olds.

Was I?

JustcallmeDog Sun 26-Jul-09 21:42:08

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hester Sun 26-Jul-09 21:45:08

You weren't picking on a group of 4 year olds - you were alerting their school to a possible child protection issue: THEIR protection. That is how I read what you're saying, anyway. Presumably their teachers are already aware of the less-than-exquisite parenting these children are receiving, but you have given them another piece of evidence that may be helpful to them if at any stage they need to take action.

I think you were quite right. I am horrified that you witnessed that.

Mumcentreplus Sun 26-Jul-09 21:50:24

4 yr olds???...where do you live exactly?

Mumcentreplus Sun 26-Jul-09 21:53:52

shock <<turns up drip>>

2shoes Sun 26-Jul-09 21:55:04


Ripeberry Sun 26-Jul-09 21:55:59

I'm not surprised. In a playground i saw a 3yr old and 2yr old, chasing some older kids (10-12yr olds), trying to hit and kick them.
The older kids were a bit shocked and were laughing and the mum of these little boys, just thought it was funny and telling them to hit the bigger boys harder!
But then she looked a bit rough herself and no-one said a thing.
She had better hope her 'boys' don't beat her up when they are adults hmm

OnlyWantsOne Sun 26-Jul-09 21:57:12

you did the right thing, YANBU how terrible, poor kid.

some parents really make me wonder hmm


SoupDragon Sun 26-Jul-09 21:58:36

Reception age children aren't pre-schoolers
Reception age children aren't between 3 and 4

herbietea Sun 26-Jul-09 21:59:35

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Ripeberry Sun 26-Jul-09 22:00:24

They think it makes their little darlings 'hard' so they don't get bullied.
Instead they become the bullies as that's how some parents think.
Be a bully-get respect
Bullied child- must be something wrong with you.
How would a 3yr old even know what a 'Faggit' was? Only from the parents angry

Goblinchild Sun 26-Jul-09 22:01:40

Good job it wasn't my lad they picked on.
He has Asperger's, and in Primary if someone hit him, he'd hit them back. Regardless of how old they were, he couldn't see the difference.
They'd have been in little pieces all up and down the road. Those that weren't in trees.
So well done, you have hopefully saved them from a possibly lethal encounter with someone more dangerous.
Have to add, my lad has matured a lot since those days and now only retaliates with peers or older.

hocuspontas Sun 26-Jul-09 22:04:28

You start some odd threads OP hmm

hester Sun 26-Jul-09 22:22:16

Reminds me of those mothers who got done for encouraging their toddlers to fight each other.

lockets Sun 26-Jul-09 22:25:21

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pocketmonster Sun 26-Jul-09 22:26:19

Is this for real...? hmm

T0SSER Sun 26-Jul-09 23:08:52

Don't believe a word of it.

Nancy66 Sun 26-Jul-09 23:13:00

Where the fuck do you live? Seriously?

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