Your advice, once again is needed, please!
Walking DD (Yr 3) home from school today, we almost caught up with a boy in her class who lives further along the road from us and his mum. His mum was walking just ahead of him. As some cars drove past us, the boy gave each one a very rude hand gesture as well as sticking his fingers up at them. He then proceeded to do these gestures towards his mum (behind her back), when she turned round, he quickly dropped his hands, which suggested to me that he knew they were rude.
Fortunately, DD is away with the fairies, either that or smart enough to know not to copy and didn't take any notice.
I was too shocked to say anything at the time but was wondering if I should say something to the boy's mum tomorrow? I don't know her very well but she seems very nice. Or should I say something to their teacher? Or should I just keep quiet (why do these things always happen to me). OH says this sort of behaviour should be "nipped in the bud" and I should say something to the boy's mum.
What would you do????
I think I would have to have a word with her about it. I'd start very gently by saying hello etc and saying that I had something delicate to discuss that I, as a parent, would want to know about if it were my child. I might even miss out the bit about having seen him do it to her. It's enough to cope with that he has done it to the passing cars.
So, in summary. Tell her gently.