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#454789 - 11/22/13 12:41 PM Talking to other parents
sugarbaby Offline

Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 380
One of my kids had an unpleasant experience with another child who was one year older. In my amateur opinion I believe that the other child may have has an assault in the past.

Can anyone give me any tips on how to speak to this other parent about it? These are uncharted waters for me.

#454842 - 11/22/13 10:47 PM Re: Talking to other parents [Re: sugarbaby]
Esposa Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 802
Loc: NJ
Bumping this up - interested to see any answers.

#454845 - 11/22/13 11:29 PM Re: Talking to other parents [Re: sugarbaby]
mattheal Offline

Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 142
Loc: Ohio

After I read your question above, I proceeded to browse through your post history. I was going to offer you my own amateur opinion as a Survivor and a Father for what it's worth, but reading just a few of your posts changed my mind.

Just be the person you are in your post - really strong, caring, kind, and optimistic, with a bit of self deprecation thrown in to remind others you are human. You know how to communicate - just be you and say what and why you are concerned.

It's okay to find the faith to saunter forward
With no fear of shadows spreading where you stand
And you'll breathe easier just knowing
that the worst is all behind you
And the waves that tossed the raft all night
have set you on dry land
- The Mountain Goats - "Never Quite Free"

#455205 - 11/27/13 09:49 AM Re: Talking to other parents [Re: sugarbaby]
sugarbaby Offline

Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 380
I didn't have time to check back here so I just met with the parent and flew by the seat of my pants. I explained the situation and why I thought they needed to look into it. The parent agreed and had an idea of what may have been a problem for their child so they are going to look into it.

It was kind of like walking on egg shells while swinging a sledge hammer. I felt bad about it but I would feel worse if I kept quiet and that child continued to live with whatever issue they had going on.


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