Parents want only the best for their children, and many times that means making sacrifices on their own end. Holly and Rodney discuss the dilemma of children's playdates and what to do if you don't get along with the parents of your child's friends.
If your kid gets along with a child really well, does that mean you necessarily have to be friends with the child's mom and dad? "That's been an issue for Rodney and me because there are a lot of kids that our children are friends with that we don't necessarily get along with as far as the parents are concerned," Holly says. "You don't want to get in the way of your kids' friendships, but you also don't want to be forced to spend time with people you just don't get along with."
When it comes to parents, Holly and Rodney say there are always going to be those who you do not get along with, but the important thing to remember is to keep the relationship with those parents as simple and pleasant as you can. Rodney says there are some certain invitations that you have to extend because there are some politics that go along with the friendships, but for the most part you should keep it simple. "It's such a fragile thing because you want your kids to have multiple friends at school," Rodney says.
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 12, 2013