We are lucky enough to have absolutely fantastic neighbours living near us who we get along with really well and love spending time with. Our kids are of similar ages and play together really well. I used to love that my kids had friends so close to hang out with, something that I would have loved to have when I was growing up! However, recently I’ve started to notice my older girl picking up some bad habits from her friends, language that I would prefer her not to use and a rude attitude from time to time. I want them to continue to play together and keep their lovely friendship but still maintain the standards that I expect of my kids. I don’t really know how to approach this, but I do know that this won’t be the only situation where she will be exposed to people or behaviour that is not ideal! And so the parenting journey continues… Any pearls of wisdom are gratefully accepted!
Posted by billyjean, 15th April 2013