Parenting // 02.6.14 // 5 Comments

Mommy Mean Girls: Where Do They Come From?

Bethenny wants to know how we got to a place where moms are becoming as cliquish as the mean girls in school, and asking these moms is a great way to find out!

Do you ever exclude moms you don't think are dressed well enough, or are you one of the moms who has to deal with ladies like that?

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Jada
77 days ago

I think it's unfair for the other moms to attack Louise the way they are. This is supposed to be a DEBATE. Just like Mary B and Jai mentioned, i believe there's nothing wrong with being comfortable with the group of friends you already have. She sounds like she is cordial to others and is not a mean mom or person.

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Mary B
77 days ago

I sort of understand the lady who says she will hang out with her 'group' after hours. Awhile back I came to an conclusion that I did not have time in my life to be friends with (good friends call, email, check in, lunch, evening out and more) everyone I meet who is friend material. I have work, famiy, church and amazing friends and in order to do right by these things I had to protect my time.

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Rosie
77 days ago

Bethenny,
I'm so glad you brought the topic of mom clicks to your show. I thought these mom clicks were only in the school my child goes to but it's refreshing to see that other moms also have experienced the "mom clicks" in their community.
Moms should be in the state of mind where clicks are childish and we should be open to learn and share experiences from one another.
Great topic!

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Jai
77 days ago

I don't think LOUISE is being mean. She seems to be saying that she doesn't want more FRIENDS, which doesn't mean she's opposed to more ASSOCIATES. The people she interacts with during the day, including those at her daughter's school, are considered "associates." You don't have to share your life with everyone you meet or come in contact with.//

Consider this: You have a significant other. Should that stop you from socializing with others (male, female…no judgments)? I'll answer for you. NO, it shouldn't…but will you let each of those people come into your home, into your bed, in your head?? Again, I'll answer (this is TOO easy!). NO. Those places are only for someone special.//

It's the same with friends vs. associates. You can be nice to associates without getting close to them. I think she's teaching her daughter that EVERYbody isn't meant to be your friend. It's okay to place them into the "associates" category. She's teaching her to be careful…to analyze…and to be loyal to the (real!) friends she has.//

That's just my 2, of course...

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theresa
77 days ago

i was a PTO VP & Pres for over 4 yrs. if it wasn't for us sweatpant & gucci moms working together, there would be no parties, events, assemblies, or booster clubs etc...the mom in the red blazer seems to be the "mean mom" she seems to enjoy telling everyone how to behave and if you are right or wrong. Do you think she would want the "mean mom" in her group of friends? does that make her mean?? i have 5 friends that go out for our birthdays etc. we have other friends separate from "our" group but we are not looking to add to the "group" It is all this drama that is effecting our children!

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