K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
There is no indication that it is a gated community or that there is a security guard. And saying "there may be other motives to the boy who want his friends to follow the Christianity." is really despicable and horrified me. This is how poisonous news spreads and unwarranted action is taken, even lynching. There is an ongoing topic-based TOW that mentions consciousness and there are threads about thinking before speaking. It is hoped that you think twice before making such deplorable statements.
Coming to the topic of the thread, indeed kids are often up to mischief and tend to get together to follow what somebody says, often under peer pressure. It is easy to say parents should give so and so instructions, but obviously, this does not always work and, in fact, deliberate defiance may set in. The kids must have just got fed up with being confined indoors for so long with no outings so decided to go ahead with the plan hatched by one or two kids. One child may be the leader who decided this outing, but other kids are equally responsible for doing something wrong and are equally to blame. Why did they feel that they should do what that child did? They could have stayed back and informed some adult.
I would not necessarily advise parental supervision in play activities of kids if they have always been playing together. Let them have fun on their own. Now, though, as this has happened, indeed it would be necessary to have an older sibling or adult member of any of the families of the kids to just hang around when they are playing. It is hoped that this mishap, no matter that it was definitely unsafe, does not break up the friendship of the kids. How old was that child who planned it? Was the child a boy?
When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell
Knowledge is power.
Blaming a boy or supporting a boy when an activity happened in a group may not be the right attitude. If it is a matter between two kids, we can try to find out who is at fault. But when it is a group activity we have to warn everybody not to repeat such actions.
These days there is no opportunity for children to go out and play freely because of the pandemic. But now a little free atmosphere is coming back. That might have made the children have a break. Anyhow, we should be attentive when our children are playing outside the house and see that there will not be any mischief.