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Help them choose their friends. Parents are more capable of making decisions.
Allow them to pick their friends and keep out of all personal business.
Encourage them to have friends in multiple groups and to join a variety of activities where they’ll be exposed to many different peers.
Inspiring them to work harder.
Pushing them to develop tougher skin.
Making them feel popular.
Ban your teen from ever hanging out with this friend again.
Keep an open mind. Talk with your teen to understand what’s to like about this friend. Continue to monitor to make sure there are no safety issues.
There is no good approach. Parents are powerless to influence friendship choices.
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