Our expert says:
Its always a shame when the kids are actually having no real problem with each other, but mothers choose to create problems.
Anyhow. The over-concerned mom jas been acting ... over-concerned. Not really a major surprise. And sensitive child's mom has been persuaded to protect his sensitivity from an imagined threat.
OK, so they live nearby, but are they really the only options for your son to have friends ? Aren't there other kids with more sturdy moms ?
Obviously this has been upsetting for you, but sleepless nights don't help, do they ?
They sad lad with the over-concerned mom will probably be far more damaged by her over-protectiveness than by meeting kids more competitive than he ( which would probably be almost every other kid alive ). Moms need to realize that a child needs to meet and deal with at least the minor annoyances and scrapes of life without being protected from them, but rather supported and encouraged to deal with them themselves, or they become MORE vulnerable, building up no capacity for self-defence.
Be careful not to over-react, as she seems to have been doing. I wonder what actually led her to such a gross over-reaction to a trivial and indeed helpful difference between the boys ? How does she imagine her son will cope through life if protected from anyone more competitive than he ?
Why it is upseting you quite so much is harder to answer. It seems as though you seem to accept Over-Anxious Mom's implication that there's something wrong with your normal and splendid child. Why might that be ?
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