How can I discourage a friendship?

Jill - posted on 06/27/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 15 year old Daughter has a friend of whom I do not approve. Everything must be on the friend's terms, and my Daughter will not stand up to her. They always hang out at the other Girl's home, in spite of my invitations to have her come to our home. Most disturbingly, the friend's younger brother recently took a handgun to school and was expelled, and I had to find out about it from an unrelated friend! How can I discourage this relationship without expressly forbidding it?


~♥Little Miss - posted on 06/27/2012




I would NOT forbid it, that is going to cause more problems than it is worth. But I would sit down with your daughter and talk with her like an adult. Tell her your concerns about a handgun being in the home. Tell her she is not allowed to go to her friends house any longer, under no circumstances, but the friend is more than welcome in your home.

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