By bad influence - 29/3/2021 15:30 - United States

Kids will be kids

Today, I've been getting terrible backlash from the neighbors after I forbade my kids from hanging out with one of the neighborhood kids. They think I dislike her because she’s trans. The truth is she’s rude, disrespectful, has been in several fights and had run ins with the police. FML
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By  Regis Bent  |  9

That sucks about issues with your neighbour, does your kid misbehave or get aggressive around the other child? If the kids get along and they don't get too out of hand when they're together; let them continue to be friends or play with each other. If they start misbehaving or your neighbours do something you don't condone while your kid is at the neighbours house then you can stop them hanging out and have a good reason too.

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By  Regis Bent  |  9

That sucks about issues with your neighbour, does your kid misbehave or get aggressive around the other child? If the kids get along and they don't get too out of hand when they're together; let them continue to be friends or play with each other. If they start misbehaving or your neighbours do something you don't condone while your kid is at the neighbours house then you can stop them hanging out and have a good reason too.

By  Guillaume Deschênes  |  7

next time she acts like a shit film it (be sure you have the whole thing) show it to the other parents

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  DrSamba1  |  7

I would agree with that. Trans kids receive a lot of undeserved hate (I'm not saying OP is causing or contributing to it), and they will have anger issues as a result. Cut the kid some slack, but make sure your own kid knows not to participate in any negative activity.

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  QueenSaru  |  28

Not disagreeing that this girl is likely going through a lot for reasons likely relating to her transness, but still not letting my kid hang out with someone who has had repeated run ins with the law. That is asking for MY kid to end up in a situation that I could have prevented.

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  tounces7  |  27

No, this is wrong.

You shouldn't be friends with someone JUST because they're part of a minority group, even if they're a shitty person on top of it.

That just lets them get away with all sorts of toxic behavior.

Nobody has the RIGHT to have friends regardless of how they act, just because they were born differently.

By  No_Lifer  |  11

Transgender people may have very legitimate reasons to be angry but:

1. Unless the OP has contributed to them, he has nothing to do with them.
2. It's not up to OP to educate other people's kids.

I'm going to assume OP is a reasonable person and has given the kid a chance beforehand. There's only so much one can do. Best wishes to you OP, and I hope your neighbours stop being dense.