I am new to living on a cul-de-sac and have so far enjoyed it. We have 5 houses on our U shaped cul-de-sac. Three families have children with similar, younger ages. The other two families have older children. One w/a 10 year old and one family with a 9 & 6 year old. The 3 families w/the younger children, we sit outside and watch our children as they play, reprimand where its needed and are observant for car's pulling in the cul-de-sac. The other two families w/the older children, just send their kids out to play. They don't even come out to see if we would mind watching their kids. The three of us (the mom's) are really fed up with this and want to hear any advise on how we could go about changing this without having bad feelings with the other two families, given that we have to live w/each other for a while!

Thanks, Twinplusone