“I don’t want you hanging around those kinds of people!”
For as long as there have been parents and children, children have heard this from their parents and later said it to their own children.
Wise parents understand that their children are shaped by those with whom they spend time.
The parental warning reminds me of the title of sermon a college friend presented to his peers in a preaching class: “Lay Down with Dogs and Get Up with Fleas.”