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Your neighbor friend needs some advice and should be writing to Just Answer instead of you. But since you have taken the liberty to try and solve the issue, I applaud you. It seems natural that you would want to go and scream at your neighbor for her annoying actions and her misbehaving child. However, I do not think that would really solve the problem. It seems as though your neighbor is craving attention as well as her son, though they are placing your infant in harm's way when the "wild child" is ill. You need to be firm with this neighbor and set limits. Even though you have asked her in a nice way, it is now time to flip the script. You and your husband should approach her and authoritatively tell her what you would like from her as a neighbor and what you do not appreciate from her as a neighbor. Then ask her if she sees any problems with what has been happening. Maybe she has failed to realize the seriousness of these matters. I would also put in a complaint to the management department of your building and see if they can be of any assistance. Nonetheless, it still seems as though this neighbor has some deeply rooted issues that are being manifested by her inability to control her son. You could try another approach and suggest that she take some parenting classes before the behavior of her child gets worse though she may take offense to this suggestion. But any route you take now, your neighbor must realize that you have had enough!!!!
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