In my whole life as a parent I have never told my kids they can't have certain people as friends- but I am about to.
Ian has two friends- both of them are immature, which feeds his own immaturity. They both talk back disrespectfully to adults- teachers, parents, grandparents- and Ian is starting to as well. They are both nasty to him when it suits them, and frankly, they are damaging his ability to make other friends.
Ian is my borderline kid- he does well in school and ok socially- but tip him one way or the other and he could fall apart. Mom spent time with them today and she is freaking out at how insane they behave- and the other kids are mean to them. It's a mess.
Ian needs to break free and make new friends- and I am ready to block access to these two boys (their parents/grandparents are also at their wits end)- his teacher said that Ian and one of the other kids pushed her as far as she has ever been pushed in her teaching CAREER!
So- while I have never banned friends my kids have chosen (except for the druggie ones Davis knew) I am ready to do just that-anyone else ever been in that situation? What did you do?