My friend was telling me today about her son and asking for advice and I felt like I didn't have good enough answers. Her son has two good friends in 2nd grade. Friend ONE he...
spends at least two afternoons a week with, and recently she took this friend on a vaca with her. Friend TWO was playing at their this week and told her son that Friend ONE told him that the barely even likes her son and really considers Friend TWO a much better friend. The three boys are in the same 2nd grade class. My friend said her child cried for an hour after this. Her son considers Friend ONE his best friend. Friend TWO can be mean (obviously) but what he says Friend ONE said is probably true. What do you tell a kid when this happens? Seriously.
You tell them that someone who is going to tell them that is mean, and may not be completely truthful. That they have to decide for themselves who their friends are, and not let...(more)5-2-2012 5:23pm
people like Friend 2 dictate to them what the quality of their friendships is. It's hard, but it's part of growing up.