What do you do if you don't particularly care for your 15 year old daughter's group of friends?


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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/25/2012




Why don't you care for them? Are they rude? Disrespectful? or just irritating?

Generally, if you try to get your kid to stop hanging out with certain people, they will only work harder to hang out with those people.

Have you met these friends? Have you interacted with them, or are you forming your opinion based on what you see? If you haven't interacted with them, but you just don't care for them based on their appearance, then you're not being very adult about things. (If you have interacted, and they're assholes, it's a different story)

Invite her friends into your home. Get to know them, one on one. You may find out that they're not as bad as you think they are.

If you HAVE already done the above, and they truly are a poor choice of friends, then you can gently try to get your daughter to see that, but she has to see it through her own eyes, not yours, or she'll still be friends with them. If they are questionable people, and you've raised your daughter well, she'll see that they are questionable, and she'll eventually lose the friendships on her own.

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