One of my 16 year old daughter's friends has gotten involved in alcohol, which I'm assuming is stolen. The friend herself isn't a horrible person but I believe she is being influenced by others so I would like my daughter to stop hanging with her. She's not one of my daughters best friends and btw I do plan on telling this girls mother of what I've observed. Any one had any success in this area?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Apr. 11, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by PhillyinFrance at 1:06 PM on Apr. 11, 2009
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Answer by whirlygirl at 11:34 PM on Apr. 11, 2009
Answer by PhillyinFrance at 3:58 AM on Apr. 12, 2009
Have you heard the saying "keep your friends close and your enemies closer"? Well, I think it applies here. By forbidding your daughter to be friends with this girl you are only pushing her further into this girls arms.
I had a similar experience when my daughter came home about a week after she first started high school and told me that she made a new friend. I was thrilled until I learned that her friend smoked pot and has been arrested for shoplifting. So I talked to her again about drugs and shoplifting and their consequences and told her I wasn't happy about her friendship but I never tried to end it. I told my daughter to come and talk to me if she were ever confronted with these issues, and she has. To date she has not ventured into either of these arenas.
Our children will be confronted with issues like these for the rest of their lives. They need to learn now how to deal with these issues and make responsible decisions.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Apr. 12, 2009