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Your best friend isn't disciplining her children very well. Your kids are asking "Why can they do that and we can't?" What do yu answer?

I don't mean things like letting them watching TV or eating cookies! Things more like spitting, watching " R" movies, calling names, etc.. Things that are more serious!

 
AlisonAstair

Asked by AlisonAstair at 8:13 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (15)
  • Because you aren't part of their family. You are part of our family and our family does things differently.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:16 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I'd say I'm not their mother.
    dancinintherain

    Answer by dancinintherain at 8:14 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I've always said I'm not their mother. I am your mother. If I was their mother they wouldn't be doing those things either. Then I go on to explain why I tell my children not do those things, why we don't spit, or why I don't allow certain movies or calling others names etc...
    Seems to work okay, my kids tend to not want hang around children like that anyway, even they are my friends kids. My boys eventually get tired of the way the other kids act.
    blessedwboysx3

    Answer by blessedwboysx3 at 9:43 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Because they are not my kids. If they where they would not be able to do it either.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 8:15 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I say that I care how they behave and that I have no control over the others.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:15 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • i don't think that i would allow my kids around her kids...kids need good examples not negative ones...cuz maybe in front of you they ask but when your not around they might do what they have seen...

    iNk-FrEaK

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 8:15 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • lol. I say that to 'I'm not their mother. I am your mother and your mother says no.'
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:15 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Influences go both ways though. Her kids could be a good influence on her friends...
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:16 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • BTW i know it's your best friend and all maybe you and her can still have a friendship but do not include the kids...if it was MY best friend I KNOW that i could go to her with this just as she could come to me with it...and neither one of us would have bad feelings but we would help each other out...we are like sisters more then best friends...

    iNk-FrEaK

    Answer by iNk-FrEaK at 8:18 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I am not their mom, I am your mom. That is just the way it is.
    mom2queenie2004

    Answer by mom2queenie2004 at 8:24 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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