what do you do about your child's annoying friends?

@cher913 (25865)
Canada
May 23, 2007 6:41pm CST
My daughter is 14 and of course at this age, friends are much more important than parents... What do other parents do about your child's annoying friends? One of my daughter's friends swears all the time (my other daughter is 10 and i do not wish her to hear this...and i have spoken to both my daughter and her friend about this...this friend also walks into our house...doesn't knock!) other friends take water bottles and snacks without asking...what do other parents do???
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• United States
23 May 07
I'm hoping to keep a strong relationship with my kids by knowing their friends and making them welcome in my house. Because of that, I'd handle the two problems in different ways. I would tell the friend when she swears in your home that you don't allow that language in your home b/c of your younger child. If she continues to swear defiantly, ask her to leave. If she forgets, gently remind her. IRT food and drinks, I hope to have a rec room with a refrigerator stocked for the kids and their friends. Expensive, but worth it IMO.
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• Canada
23 May 07
My mother was the cool mother on the street. She layed down the rules, no swearing, no fighting, no disrespect, but she let our friends know they were more than welcome in our house. I remember one night when we ate dinner, and the guys (my sis had a few male friends at the time not boyfriends just friends) did the dishes. It was pretty cute seeing guys with fulbody tattoos up to their elbows in dishwater.
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9 Jun 07
Thankfully he doesn't have one at the moment. But I'd just ignore him, if I couldn't do that I wouldn't be around at the same time. I wouldn't want to upset a little kid by saying something like "your annoying" ~Kudos! ~Joey
• United States
23 May 07
I make sure that my daughter's friends know the rules of the house, but at the same time I make sure that they know they are welcome in my house. If rules get broken, they will be asked to leave after just one warning. There is no swearing, no disrespect, and if you take it out you put it away. Ask before eating. My oldest is only 8, so I think that these are okay house rules to have.