Our neighbour is always criticising what our kids do. When they moved in over a year ago we thought it was great as their children are in the same class as ours and were friends.
Today things are completely different. No matter what happens, her children are never to blame, but she is very quick to point the finger at others.
She even dictates who her daughter plays with and says she can only play with one child at a time.
But we feel that kids should play with whomever they want to, when they want to, and not isolate themselves. It’s driving us mad!
Um, well don’t let it! Why does it bother you so much? Let her bring up her kids her way and you do it your way.
I honestly don’t think it’s worth getting embroiled in a dispute over kids. I understand it’s frustrating if she’s always blaming your kids, and hers seem to do nothing wrong.
But you know that’s not true and at some point this perfect view of her kids will be shattered and it’ll backfire horribly.
Her kids will find it impossible to live up to her idea of perfection.
We all make mistakes as parents, and kids are going to mess up too. That’s just life.
But what you do is learn from it and move on – not pretend it never happened.
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