Friends are likely the most important priority on a teenager’s agenda. If there’s a choice between an amazing event alone or a boring event with friends, your teen will probably choose the boring event! Many teenagers begin to seek more and more time with their friends at the expense of family time.
Needless to say, this pull away from the family can be difficult for parents and siblings no matter who the friends are. The blow is even worse when the friends your child chooses, demonstrate behaviour that you see as negative or unhealthy.
So how can we help them choose friends that help (not hinder) them to mature in character and action?Read More