Parents of ADHD Children
Some friends of ours are encouraging a friendship with our youngests (requesting play dates) while openly forbidding any contact with our other son, who has ADHD (he is impulsive and breaks social boundaries by invading personal space of others and acting silly).
Their children are girls, 5 and 6, ours, a 7 year old boy.
The mother behaves as though our child is a potential “sexual predator” (he might use bathroom words….tushy, doody, etc rarely, and say things like, I want to marry you, and put his arm around a shoulder).
My husband thinks the wife is mentally ill, becoming hysterical at every small thing (I call it high anxiety, and yes, she is like this).
Their girls walk around announcing in public to me “we’re not allowed to play with ________” (in front of many other kids).
Would you accept this behavior of their part and encourage a friendship with the youngest ones (knowing that your other child does have issues) or would you think that’s just plain mean and reject any relationships with them?
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