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06/11/2014 at 11:08
06/11/2014 at 20:14
A lot of politics go on in the playground, both myself and husband have experienced this. I think some of the difficulty is that this friend is so opinionated and forceful in how she expresses her opinions. She probably doesn't realise how she makes you feel. You certainly shouldn't feel that you are walking on eggshells or made to feel small. I would hope she is not trying to make you feel small but my gut feeling is it probably comes from a lack of self confidence. Your opinions are just as valid as anyone else. Maybe you need to say we will have to beg to differ on that. I always try to avoid discussions on politics and religion. Also I think girls playing together is nice, girls and boys playing together is nice and boys playing together is nice. Having a variety of play situations is good for children and boys an girls do play differently in my opinion (mother of a seven year old boy). I think she is wrong saying your daughter is insecure and feels she needs material things to be loved. I think it is more that children compare and there is a level of competitiveness and one up manship that children display. My son loves films all sorts. He has watched all the Toy Story films, and so his friend say's I've seen Toy Story 4 well Toy Story 4 doesn't even exist. They also go in for rubbishing things aswell oh that's babyish but often want it themselves. I think she is going in for amateur psychology. She probably doesn't see spending money on activities as spending quality time with her child.
Just ignore the comments she makes, easier said than done let them be like water off a duck's back. Maybe start arranging things yourself for your daughter and her friends. I know it is hard when you a working.
What upsets me most is children are getting upset by not being invited to things
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