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How must I treat my neighbor if she scolds my children?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Assess the issue
Be aware that your kids are learning every encounter and must learn to deal with other adults.
Ask the neighbor for a review of the incident, ask the kids if appropriate. If the scolding is justified, reinforce it, even if you feel it a bit harsh and talk with the kids later. You do not want to create unruly kids that hide behind you when they break common rules of behavior.

In brief: Assess the issue
Be aware that your kids are learning every encounter and must learn to deal with other adults.
Ask the neighbor for a review of the incident, ask the kids if appropriate. If the scolding is justified, reinforce it, even if you feel it a bit harsh and talk with the kids later. You do not want to create unruly kids that hide behind you when they break common rules of behavior.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Scolding neighbor
Tell her to please tell you first and that you are the parent.
She really has no right to scold anyone other than her own children - unless they were engaging in some activity that might be dangerous.

In brief: Scolding neighbor
Tell her to please tell you first and that you are the parent.
She really has no right to scold anyone other than her own children - unless they were engaging in some activity that might be dangerous.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
Thank
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