Oh dear poor wee dote. Hate when parents are like that. was the dad aware of what was happening? I find that sometimes some men are less aware of their surrounding than they may seem and need to be told whats going on with their kids. Sure Ive read/watched something about this somewhere (specific me arent I?) Have to say I keep a closer eye on kids that are with their dads as they often feel that they can get away with things that they wouldnt get away with with their mums around (Isnt that a terrible thing to admit esp with dp beig a SAHD). Ill jsut slink off to the spider hating thread now (bows head in shame)
i've stopped going to one locally as a lot of parents sat drinking coffee while their kids ran riot, pushing and shoving the smaller kids. go to a different one now where parental supervision is excellent and its much more fun. your poor dd lockets
my dd got bullied at one of the baby and toddler groups we went to at half-term. an older kid (about 6-7) that should have known better kept taking toys off her (which i just let go at first cos it wasnt hurting her). i kept lookin to the mum expecting her to do something. then when dd (8 months) went to take something she was playing with, she hit her on top of the head - quite hard - and still this mother did nothing. i knew she'd seen it cos when i looked at her she was watching!
i lost my rag, picked dd up to comfort her, told the little girl off and had a go at the mother ...