It's 'Lord of the Flies' out on the block.
She's five years old and yes she has some problems. She's a pain in the ass - okay? No one likes her because she just doesn't know how to act. Her household is not the best - I don't think she gets a lot of love. I feel bad for her and at the same time I don't have the energy to deal with her psychosis.
She wants to play of course. Poor thing. A bunch of kids had gathered on a 9 y/old girls front porch. All ages from 12 down to 4. The little psycho kid wanted to get on the porch to play too. They made her go get money and then they would let her on the porch for a few minutes. Back and forth she went - getting money, being made to beg like a dog (yes! on her hands and knees!), getting on the porch for a few minutes, getting kicked off and sent back for more money, being made to beg like a dog, pay the money and back on the porch.
Well! I was horrified - and more horrified to see my girls up on that porch. Mind you - my 4 y/old and another 4 y/old were sort of in their own world playing with a pogo stick and not paying much attention. But the 8 y/old?! HA! THAT one knows better.
Grizzly Mama screaming, 'YO! - Girls! Get your asses over here NOW!!' All the kids stop dead in their tracks. My two and the other 4 y/old come running. The other 4 y/old's dad is right next to me - and I explain what they've been doing as the kids make their way over. (They stopped and looked both ways before crossing the street....good girls...)
Then the lecture. I lectured that other 4 y/old, too - I did. Her daddy agreed of course. I lecture all the kids on the block - yep. I'm out there ALL the time watching what they do. They try to pull all kinds of stuff and then come running to me - they don't get away with it though.
'I don't care if you don't like her and don't want to play with her, you will NEVER treat anyone that way EVER again. You don't have to be mean. I would prefer if you stood up and stopped people from behaving this way toward another human being but if you are not up for that, then at the very LEAST, you should remove yourself from the situation. And of course, come tell Grizzly Mama.' Grizzly Mama doesn't mind stopping it. Grizzly Mama has stood up for weaker people being abused before and will do it again in a heartbeat. Into the house the girls go and up to their rooms to think about it.
This is what happens when kids are left with no supervision. The Lord of the Flies happens. Not one of those parents did a thing to stop their kids from acting like that. IF they were aware of it, do they think it's normal? Is it the socialization that is necessary? The 'hard-knocks' they have to face in life to get strong? I disagree. I utterly, completely disagree.