Okay, so how would you handle this? The friend of your 9 year old child has a teen sibling now who you feel is a very untrustworthy, bad influence with parents who look the other way? We are family friends, the children have been friends for 7 years but the parents are so extremely permissive..and defensive of their teen son. Now the friend desperately wants my son to come sleep over, but I never leave him there alone because I feel I don't trust the teen son in the house. He had one sleep over with him before when the teen son was much younger and less of a problem. I can't keep putting off the sleepover, but I won't allow it. And I love the parents, nicest friends in the world, so I don't want to lose the friendship either! There is no way to talk this one out or be direct without causing a problem because they already think people are picking on their perfect teen son and are not realistic. Plus they have confided in me, so I can hardly turn around and tell them that he is the reason we can't leave our son at their home, in their care. Without the teen son in the picture, I would be fine with it. Blah. Have you been in this situation before?
Answer by Lordgivemewizdm at 12:42 AM on Nov. 21, 2010
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