Ok so I have this friend who I've been friends with for just about 18 years and well she has a DD who is4. Well the other day her and I were on the phone and I say how I'm having a little trouble potty training my 2 1/2 year old. She says of my DD still has accidents all the time at least 2 a day. Now I asked why she hasn't said anything to the Dr and she says oh I did he just said to bring her to the potty every 1/s hour but I don't feel like it. Her DD is in day care from 7 am until 7pm and she sits home all day. I kow I shouldn't judge but I really would rather not be friends with such a neglectful parent. I mean Mon-Fri she spend MAYBE 1 hour a day with her kid. I'll call on a Sat or Sun at noon and she's still in bed. I ask where her DD is and she says oh in the livingroom annoying me saying she's hungry. Well it's noon and this kid is used to breakfast at 8 am. Should I remain friends since nobody is perfect or not?Answer Question
Answer by CAGirl4 at 5:39 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by anng.atlanta at 5:40 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by witchqueen at 5:40 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by silversmom at 5:41 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Hmm this is a toughie! Normally I would say "mind your own business and parent your own children" if it were a matter of conflicting parental ideals. BUT if you truly believe that she is being neglectful then you have to do what you feel is the right thing for you. If it is weighing this heavily on your mind then maybe you should sever the relationship.
Answer by beeky at 7:01 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Be a friend, say what needs to be said, and if that severs the friendship so be it. And if it's really that bad, call her mom, her family and then call CPS. Kids come first.
Answer by isabellalecour at 8:31 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by amber710 at 11:49 PM on Jul. 2, 2010
Answer by gmasboy at 12:13 AM on Jul. 3, 2010