Your neighbour’s five year old boy always wants to play at your house. Once a week is fine but he is always there.
It doesn’t matter if you tell him no, he will just climb the fence. You hear his parents telling him he can’t come over, but they always seem to give in.
Then they come over, tell him to come home, he hides, he has a tantrum and everyone is in a bad mood. You feel like you can never relax with your kids in the backyard. To add to that, he is bad mannered, helps himself to the fridge and disregards any rules of the house.
You are not unkind to him and invite him to birthday parties and say ‘it is ok to come over every so often.’ You often avoid coming home just so you can avoid him. When you go away he plays in