I have 6-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. My son is being tormented by my roomate's 20-year-old son, with very vulgar name calling. This 20-year-old is over 300 lbs and acts out as a very intimidating person.
At first, after we had moved in, they used to play outside together, ball and wrestling, as I found it endearing... But as time passed, it got rough and the name calling started. I put my foot down and said that's not necessary and then it turned into abusive harassment behind my back.
I was told today by my son that this happens all the time and he didn't want to tell me, but only happens when I'm present. I talked to my roomate and he laughed at me, saying his son is only playing. But my son is really being affected in a negative way and it hurts me that he has to live in this environment. That 20-year-old now yells at me, telling me he hates my son and me.
We are moving in 3 weeks, so I'm glad it will be over. But in the meantime, how do I handle this, now that my roomate is leaving on a 2 week trip and will not be here to mediate?