One of my friends has two children, one if 5 and one is 2 and a half. They are both girls and the older one is my Goddaughter. The problem is that her children are both really naughty, the younger one particularly and it's getting to the stage where I (and quite a few of our friends) are wary about visiting or inviting them over as we feel really uncomfortable. I have a 4 month old, so I'm not really in a position to berate someone else's parenting of their toddler, but the most difficult thing is that my friend seems to totally ignore the behaviour. Whilst I understand that there is a lot to be said for ignoring unwanted behaviour, she also makes lots of empty threats and generally lets them eat what they want. As an example, they came for lunch one day last week and within half an hour the 2 year old was having a full on hissy fit on the floor, arms and legs going and so on. This was in spite of 2 adults focussing their attention on her and playing with her. My friend threatened to take her home and then didn't! She was then running up and down the stairs, trying to slide down them on pillows, moving ornaments around etc. My friend said nothing and generally appeared quite happy and relaxed. When it came to lunch she ate one tiny piece of chicken and two pieces of pasta then demolished a chocolate bar and a chocolate trifle. Yesterday, they visited another friend and the 2 year old ate an entire packet of chocolate biscuits. My friend is unable to hold my LO as it results in screaming from her toddler and her attempting to climb onto her lap with her. I am really torn about whether or not to say something. My friend is an intelligent and sensible woman and (maybe it's the teacher in me!) I am just bemused as to why she lets her children run riot, particularly in other people's houses! Any advice?