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June 21, 2007



You're so right. There is no point sticking in a "friendship" where they are not really your friends. I wish I had known that in high school.


"My basic philosophy has been live and let live. I have my own set of boundaries for my kids, and I respect other people’s boundaries. But I have learned that in many cases, other people do not respect mine."

I have noticed this as well. I'm reassured that my cutting people like this out as soon as they show they are unwilling to listen to me or respect my decisions as a parent is not an over-reaction. I'd rather have no friends than people like that.

My kids are still very young (4 years, 20 months), so it hasn't quite got to an issue that includes their friendships so much, but I will definitely file these thoughts away for later!


Although I'm not a huge Dr. Phil fan, his saying that we teach people how to treat us is so true. I am finally learning this. I haven't had any real problems yet with my kid's friends, but I will not let them endure the things I had to as a child for the sake of having a friend. It's so true as kids you don't understand but you grow and learn and understand. It may sound awful, but I would rather my kids have no friends than "friends" who bully and beat them. That's not to say my kids will never have friends, as they do have many.

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