How did you “choose” your friends as toddler or as a young child? Whether someone grows up in an affluent neighborhood, a middle-class neighborhood, oftentimes, children make friends in two places: their schools and their residential neighborhoods. Generally, students attend schools that service their particular neighborhoods, or schools selected by their parents. Young children spend hours with the same comrades nearly every day. The neighborhood a child grows up in is dependent on the family into which he or she is born. At such a young age, children are unable to make the decisions for themselves as to where to live or attend school. That is a decision left solely to the parents or guardians.