I posted this on 6-9 as well, b/c I know some people over there also have older ones, but I wanted to get your perspective on this as well.
Yesterday I let my 6 y/o DS go down the street to play at his friends house. This is new for him, it was only the 2nd time he's been allowed down there. There were a bunch of older kids in the driveway getting kind of rowdy, so I walked over there to go tell DS it was time to come home. (He was inside playing with the 6 y/o boy that lives there).
As I got there, DS walked out of the house with tears in his eyes. I figured he and his friend had been arguing. I asked him what was wrong, and he told me that the other boy "got a knife and told him he was going to cut him in the neck." WHAT????? Not wanting to jump to crazy conclusions, I asked him again. He repeated what he said.
Through many questions, I found out that the other boy got a boxcutter/razor knife and threatened to cut my DS in the neck, all b/c he wanted DS's scooter and he wouldn't give it to him.
I was LIVID. Went down there, and told both the boy and him mom that he was not under any circumstances to come knock on my door anymore, that DS was NOT allowed to play with him any more. The mom said she would handle the siutation on their end (once we had determined that what DS was the truth, thanks to the older brother, who's a teenager, telling us what he observed).
What is wrong with some kids? I cannot believe a 6 year old had access to a knife, much less threatened my DS with it. Would you guys have handled this situation any diffferently than I did?