For the past ten years, I have been living next door to a family with four kids and both of the parents work. They usually get home from work around 6:00pm on the weekdays.
Their four kids are latch-key kids who get home from school around 3:30pm each weekday. Whenever they come out to play in their back yard, they are always very loud, constantly screaming while playing and constantly teasing their 7 year old sister who is contantly screaming her head off. She has an extremely high-pitched scream and I swear you can hear this girl screaming from a half a mile away.
I have told their parents on multiple occasions that their kids make a lot of noise and all the screaming is unnerving, but I never seen their parents come out of their house to tell their kids to quiet down.
I have never told their kids to quiet down but this may soon be coming to an end because I just can't take it anymore.
Would it be appropriate for me to tell these kids to quiet down during the times when their parents are not at home?