How do you get your child to choose GOOD friends?
I am not sure what else to say to my daughter at this point. My dd is 5 and she is in kindergarten. We have a neighbor girl who is 10 that will sometimes come over to play. Obviously, she only comes over when she has no one else to play with which is understandable considering the age difference. She will also ask my daughter to give her toys and other things and she will play with her when she gives her things. However, what really bothers me is that when the girl has other friends to pay with they will stand by the fence and yell at my daughter and tell her she is stupid or ugly and they hate her and won't be her friend, etc. My daughter will cry and be devastated about it, but then the next time the girl wants to come over she wants her to. My dd gets along with everyone. I told her that she should choose to spend her time with real friends that want to be her friend because they like her and not with people who only want to be her friend when she has something to give them. I don't know what else to say to her to help her choose better friends. I know as she gets older I wont always have a choice with her friends but I would like to know she can choose good friends. Does anyone have any ideas?