Another question for you, Z...August 7 2012 at 10:02 AM
|Meg (Login NateDog03)|
Response to Yes.
OK, don't laugh at me. Given DS#1's issues (and not being able to participate in a lot of "typical" child play), I have no idea what proper etiquette is regarding other people's children. Do you think it's OK for me to speak to the other children when they cut Z in line at karate? To tell them, "Z was here first, you need to stand behind us?" Or do I leave that up to the Grand Master? I mean, he can't see everything all the time, so when it happens and he doesn't see it, I haven't really said anything. I think I probably should, even if the other parents get mad. (They watch everything out there like hawks on the sidelines, but hardly ever reprimand, even when they clearly should.) I'm thinking I should call the Grand Master, too, so that he's more aware of the situation. I don't really feel it's my place to be reprimanding the other children, on the other hand, I don't want to send a message to Z that it's OK for kids to walk all over him, you know?
I sound so clueless, I know, and I'm embarrassed. But, I've literally not done any of this before, so I'm in many ways a new mom! I was never really taught to stand up for myself, and I really feel like my self-confidence suffered because of it. I don't want DS to go through that, for sure!