Parent playground etiquette
While at the mall today I let my little girl who is 20 months play on the playground there. There were other kids some of which were a little older (7-9 yrs old). Eventually the older ones started playing tag, causing them to run, jump off the equipment, & so forth to avoid being "it". Several times they caused my daughter to stumble. One child (who looked to be the oldest of the group) ran straight into her, knocked her down hard and the one chasing him almost stepped on her. Neither stopped and the game continued. With the exception of one parent nothing was said to any of the older ones to watch out for the smaller kids. Be aware of their surroundings or to apologize to those who were knocked down, kicked, or almost landed on. There were plenty of younger ones other than just my daughter. I really wanted to say something to the older kids. Just simply and politely ask that they be more careful. Am I out of line or over reacting? Should I have said something?