Does type of housing really matters?

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Does type of housing really matters?

Postby CookiesMonster » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:10 pm

Hi, this is the 2nd wk for my DD in P1 & sch mates hv asked her where & what type of accommodation she stays in. She gets the cold shoulder after telling them that she stays in a HDB.

I reminded & explained to her that we came close to buying pte property 2x while hse hunting but eventually settle for a HDB so that it wld be near her sch & we can afford to hv a single income.

But her concerns are that her sch mates are shunning her. Does anyone here hv encountered this & what is yr solutions to this? Can share :pray:

Many thanks & bless u.

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Postby skunk » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:15 pm

tell her such friends are not worth having anyway.

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Postby tankee » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:04 pm

P1 ???? scarier ... :shock: :shock:

I seriously doubt 7 yr old kids can be so materialistic and snoobish. perhaps she is being too sensitive?

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Postby sleepy » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:06 pm

All her classmates shunned her or just a handful? Ignore those few & make friends with the rest. There are afterall 29 possible friends in each P1 class.

By the way, her primary school in district 9, 10?

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Postby starlight1968sg » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:25 pm

Most of the citizens live in a hdb flat. What kind of mentality is this?

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Postby Jennifer » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:28 pm

There are many big cars parked in HDB carparks. Plus these group of pple have smaller exposure to housing loans. In fact, these group of pple could be richer than those living in prime districts paying hefty housing loans and need to be on dual income arrangement.

Tell your dd these and to ignore those ignorant pple. JMHO

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Postby mathsparks » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:31 pm

these kids are only in p1, I thot they only become snobbish in Sec1..

scary indeed and when you think that the kids must have gotten the idea form their parents.

brace yourself, cookiemonster. coz I doubt the qns will end they'll be asking what make of cars their parents drive, what jobs their dads have and so on...

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Postby westmom » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:16 pm

Well i did hear from my fren whose kid was in the lower primary school then (in so called elite school) that her child dared not invite friends to their hdb home. Apparently some of her classmates look down on hdb kids....oh gosh...this is more common than you think. Oh dear ..i fear for the future generation that will be so class conscious...

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Postby NicHei » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:23 pm

haiz..... parents got to do with all these kids attitute. Cannot imagine the behaviour and attitute of these kids when they grow up

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Postby MMM » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:27 pm


Do let us know if your kid's school is in the prime area to solicit such a response.

My kids' school is located in the housing estate area. So quite a number of their friends stay in HDB and such questions never arise.

But if the kids really behave that way. That is really sad. It probably reflects the kind of parents they have....

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