A few of the little girls in the neighbourhood recently dropped by and we were all chatting about different things when one of the little girls pipes up with an exclamation of bullying. I didn’t want to scare her off talking or make her feel uncomfortable so I kept listening and making appropriate sounds. I asked had she told anyone else and she said she’d told her sister but was told to keep it a secret or the sister would get in trouble as it’s her friends little brother causing the trouble. I made her promise me to tell her Mum and that she was welcome to come and talk at any time and gently told her that sometimes secrets are not good. We have since spoken and she took my advice telling her Mum and the problem was worked out apparently. I’m glad. It made me have a quiet word with my own daughter about secrets and the right and wrong times to keep them. Have other MoMs experienced anything similar?
Posted by rox_rocksbabe, 26th September 2013