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Is "friend jumping" cool to do?

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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If your child meets a new friend thru an established friend, what's the protocol for proceeding with this?  They're 13.  Or should I just stay out of it and let my child work it out herself, or is this an opportunity to teach her to be sensitive to the feelings of her friends?  

by on Mar. 2, 2014 at 4:04 PM
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wakymom
by Silver Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 5:57 PM
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 At 13, you need to stay out of it and let them figure it out for themselves.

 

 

 

atlmom2
by Susie on Mar. 2, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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Friends come and go.  Parents should stay out of kids friends and drama.  Believe me.  Mine are 20 somethings now.  Glad I stayed out of that crap as much as I could. 

sahlady
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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I must be missing the issue. She has friend one who introduced her to frind two. And now they are all friends... So where is the issue?
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lucky2Beeme
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM
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   stay out of it.

cybcm
by Bronze Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 12:49 AM

I'm confused. Isn't that one of the ways you make new friends?

bizzeemom2717
by on Mar. 3, 2014 at 4:01 AM
Why is it an issue??? Stay out of it sounds like you are making drama that hasn't even started
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Carmen66
by Member on Mar. 3, 2014 at 7:35 AM

just let her be on her own.

mommyofthezoo03
by on Mar. 3, 2014 at 7:46 AM

DD has different friends every other week at school. Her lasting friends are from youth group. We just stay out of it unless absolutely necessary, which has only happened once. 

                                   

mollymolly
by on Mar. 3, 2014 at 11:17 AM

It's just that she and friend one are very tight at school.  Then she met friend one's step cousin, and that cousin really took to my daughter -- like instant BFFs.  I don't want friend one to feel left out.  Or am I being too concerned?  

Quoting sahlady: I must be missing the issue. She has friend one who introduced her to frind two. And now they are all friends... So where is the issue?


mollymolly
by on Mar. 3, 2014 at 11:18 AM
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Yeah -- actually, I think you're right. 

Quoting bizzeemom2717: Why is it an issue??? Stay out of it sounds like you are making drama that hasn't even started


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