We live on a park and don't have a fence at the back of our house. Our problem is with a 4 year old neighbour who comes to our house every day to play with my 4 year old. This child is very active and likes to play aggressive games like shooting, sword fighting, chasing and then hitting each other etc. He's not a really bad kid but I just find he is there too much. My child doesn't always want to play either but the other child is very persistent. I have raised this with the parent's twice but the mother gets very aggressive and says she can't stop him from coming here as he is "just being a kid" and he thinks it is fun at our house. My problem is that lately my 4 year old has been displaying this aggressive type of playing elsewhere - at other playgrounds and with other kids and it usually results in tears. If I want to stop this interaction we either have to lock ourselves in the house or go out. Any ideas what to do?
Jane, Qld, 3yr old and 8 month old