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Old 05-20-2020, 07:16 AM
Location: DFW/Texas
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[quote=CGab;58155088]So here's my take. I have 2 girls and a pool!

My girls are 11 and 14. Kids will be kids and be loud. Yelling, shrieking (because that's what girls do) laughing, etc. We have a neighborhood full of kids. Last I counted 36 in a block radius that I'm aware of, probably more. They are all outside afterschool and during the summer, screaming through out the day. If someone was to tell a parent that they needed to tell their kids to be quiet while outside, I'm pretty sure you would get a door slammed in your face; however, if my children were disturbing someone that bad I would appreciate a knock on the door before calling the police! Just a neighborly thing to do. Give them the benefit of the doubt and walk over a speak to them in a civil matter.

This is such a stupid stereotype It's along the lines of the "boys will be boys" stereotype that is used when a boy is too rough, etc. Complete bulls%^&. It doesn't matter if a kid is male or female- they ALL scream and yell and shriek their heads off at times. I'm a mom to 2 girls, both under 11, have nieces/nephews, friends with plenty of kids AND I've worked with small children for years. Lemme tell ya, in my experience, the BOYS are the ones who make the most noise and shrieking their heads off. Playground time at my work results in the highest-pitched screams from the boys that make your ears ring and often cause panic at times because it sounds like someone is hurt.

Kids can be controlled, for the most part. Some kids obviously have afflictions that cause their behavior to be involuntary and in those instances more understanding needs to be given. When my girls get too loud in our backyard they are ALWAYS told to pipe down or else playtime is OVER- and we have a big pool that they love so they know if they get out of hand, they'll be sent right inside. We have plenty of kids in the neighborhood but there are also plenty of other people and I imagine they don't want their ears to be flooded with endless shrieks.

OP, the suggestions about talking to the parents, or maybe just the dad, and saying that you've been startled enough by the sounds of the little girl to think that she's very hurt are valid ones. If she does get really hurt one day and they need help, you're most likely going to ignore it as typical behavior. The parents may not have considered it that way and and may try to modify the daughter's behavior. Coming from a place out of concern rather than being accusatory is probably the best approach. Good luck!
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Old 05-20-2020, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Bridge781 View Post
loud music that woke me up at 3am in a previous neighborhood.
When the sun goes down, the volume goes down.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:51 AM
Location: Watervliet, NY
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Originally Posted by MrsRosencranz View Post
Or Opera.

Kids will flee from opera.
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