Both of my kids were raised with me telling them that they would be judged by the other kids that they hung out with. If you hung around with kids who skipped school, lied, stole, or just used bad judgment, then people would think that you were the same way so for them to choose their friends wisely and make sure that they were good, true friends.
As they got older, they told me that they started to understand what I had been saying. They both chose wisely and have some friends that they have known since elementary school, some 25+ years now-true friends! They have also applied that saying to the new friends that they meet. That saying is true even as we get older….
Have a blessed day!