My mum was quite strict when we were kids, & there were certain kids we werent allowed to play with, we could talk to them ect so as not to appear ignorant if they were hurt she or any of us were allowed to help them if they'd fallen or something, but if we were caught playing with them god help us! The kids in question were badly behaved, didnt have a bed time, had no rules at home, if there was trouble they were in amongst it & they were quite light fingered too & very cheeky. A few of them were from the same family cousins etc but all the same in their ways, although there were a couple of others too. If you got into an arguement or fight with one you ended up taking on the whole bloody family! Thats still true today one of there youngest (original lots grandkids) was in a fight with a kid from across the road if he'd won nowt would have been said but because he didnt, mum, dad aunties uncles cousins siblings even grand parents & great grandparents where at the house across from us having a huge row!!! Some are a similar age to me others are older, it's sad to see history repeated, their kids are exactly the same in how they have been brought up, with out sounding rude cos it's not meant too most of their kids arent nice poeple either OVERLY confident yeah but not the sort I'd want to spend much time with. Even sadder the next generation as in their kids some in their 20's but others from 10yrs up are even worse!!! I was in the Carphone warehouse, when the youngest lot were in there fiddling with the phones & annoying the staff & generally being unplesant, & I just thought my mum wasnt too far off the mark 2 generations on they are still rude/badly behaved & have no ground rules this is 35 yrs on from the ones we weren't allowed to play with! Having had 1st hand experience teaching the younger ones a few years back it's clear to see they were allowed to do & say what ever they want! Im so glad I kept my 2 away from them when they were younger too, as bad as that might sound, at least mine had boundries & rules!