Children need more backbone - let them fight their own battles
Research has shown that one-third of us have fallen out with a friend because we've taken our child's side in an argument, or because we've voiced concern or criticism about a friend's parenting style.
The research showed that arguments over children resulted in anything from an 'uncomfortable atmosphere' to 19pc of people stating they stopped talking to their friend altogether. Some 9pc said they simply never talked about the incident again after it had occurred.
The issue of whether or not to discipline or 'tell off' another parent's child is a tricky one.