My 12 yo dd is having issues with friendships. She has a so called friend who calls her every morning and every night and my husband and I really don't want her to have anything to do to her. We don't want her to be mean to her but we want her to have friends that she can chum with that have manners and come from an intact home. This girl's parents are divorced, the bio mom has 8 kids (my daughter doesn't know whose kids they are (the Mom's, the Dad's the step Mom's or the Mom's boyfriends??) and we can't get any details from my daughter if she lives w/her boyfriend. If we could get some information from our daughter about the situation maybe things aren't as bleak as they look. Their house is a yukky mess (dirty, not just messy) and when I dropped my daughter off at their house and picked her up the boyfriend sat glued to the tv both times not uttering a word and my dd says all he does is screams at the kids. I feel bad for the girl that lives in the chaous but just don't want my dd hanging with her. We have told her we don't want her to associate with this girl but seems the more we say that the more she does it. How do you encourage better friendships for you kids?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:48 AM on Mar. 4, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by rkoloms at 5:00 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
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Answer by AprilDJC at 5:30 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
You can not do much about it. You can not force your child to associate/befriend girls you like. Just like boyfriends. You can not pick them either.
The only thing I can see you doing is not letting her go to this girls house after school or on the week ends, based on the boyfriends actions.
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