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    "I wont let my children play with friends that I deem beneath them... that's what caring mothers do"

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    Erm....thoughts?

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    Default 'I won't let my children play with friends that I deem beneath them... '

    HAHAHA I haven't read it all but I just think 'snob'

    As a parent, I won't be telling my child who to be friends with, but I would discourage friendships that I feel are 'toxic' when they are older.

    Like in their teens if they started to hang out with 'the wrong crowd' if you know what I mean.

    Just like you would tell a best friend we new BF was a douche (if you knew he had done something wrong etc)

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    Default 'I won't let my children play with friends that I deem beneath them... '

    I am probably kind of like that. We moved to a good area in the hope our children will grow up with like minded people. We are both academic high achievers, it isn't so bad that we want the same for our children, if that is what they desire.

    I don't think I will 'chose' my children's friends, however it is hard to say considering my eldest is 3 But, I have been known to spend more time with friends that have nice children that I like (eg one of my friends has a 3 yr old and she has such foul language and bad manners - I purposely don't see her often as I don't want it to rub off on my 3 yr old).

    It is hard to explain what I am trying to say, I can see where the Mum in the article is coming from, and I think she has been made to look like a bit of a snob the way it is written, but I have no problem with it.

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    Default 'I won't let my children play with friends that I deem beneath them... '

    Oh my god what a pretentious bish!!!

    I really feel for her children what a horrible way to grow up.

    There is being protective and then there's just being a stuck up snob.

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    Wow... Wow. Wow!! That is absolutely disgusting! What a snobby princess of a mum! All she's doing is teaching her children how to think that they're above people. She's teaching them to think that they're better than others.
    They're only children!!!! That girl she doesn't want her daughter hanging around could become prime minister one day for all she knows!
    I had friends who were smarter than me, who weren't as smart as me. I had friends who were rich and I had friends who didn't have as much money. I had friends who were religious & I had friends who weren't religious. It taught me to keep an open mind. To accept people for who they are. To get to know people for who they were.. Their personalities, not how smart they were, what they looked like or how much money they had.
    She's just another superficial person in this world.
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    Default 'I won't let my children play with friends that I deem beneath them... '

    Well applying her name principles, noone should be letting their kids play with her little India

    Unless it somehow qualifies as an old-fashioned name because it references good old-fashioned colonial times?

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    Ergh, just.....ergh. She is kidding herself if she thinks she can control her childrens friendships. Just because she doesn't allow her daughter to go the the birthday party of the child with gaudy tights , the fact that the invitation was extended means that the interactions are happening, at school, beyond her grasp. No one wants to think of their child falling in with a *bad crowd* but she is kidding herself if she thinks she can control that, not to mention the fact that they she is using such horribly superficial measures of who is worthy.This just sits so badly with me in so many ways...ergh.I just wanted to add, when I was younger I was in Brownies, then went on to Guide. Even at 12 I could see that there was something amiss when the *rich* girls who went to the private schools always seems to be the cunning little bishes, and they seemed to be the ones who were comfortable letting the other girls take the fall. These are the girls who this mother would have thought good candidates for her childrens friends. This will bite her on the @rse.
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    Default 'I won't let my children play with friends that I deem beneath them... '

    The only time I'd get involved is if my teen was hanging around the wrong crowd.

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    I actually feel for her kids. I really do think at least one will rebel in a major way and she will find her 'good mothering' tactics have not worked in her or her kids' favours.

    At the risk of sounding snobbish

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    Default Re: 'I won't let my children play with friends that I deem beneath them... '

    Well those kids won't be getting any more birthday invitations now..

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