What You Can Do To Make Your Parents Interested In Your Friends
This is not something new, it is very possible for your parents not to like one of your friends, but It’s really an awkward situation when your parents just don’t like one of your friends. They don’t like to be around them and they don’t like you to be around them either.
So what can you do to help alleviate some of your parents concerns and perhaps get your parents to like your friends?
- You need to figure out why your parents are a little freaked out by your friend: Maybe it’s something he said in front of your mom, maybe it’s something she didn’t say or do last time your parents gave her a ride home. Now that you know why your parents aren’t so fond of your friend, it’s time to consider what they’re saying. Maybe your friend isn’t as fabulous as you think? Weigh the positives and the negatives. After all, your parents only want what’s best for you.Once you’ve really thought it through, if you still really want this relationship, then it’s time to try to change your parents’ mind and win their approval.
- Point out the positives stuffs about your Friend: There’s got to be a lot of good things about your friend (of course, she’s your friend!) so share them with your parents. When your friend does something great in school or does something thoughtful for the community or for you, tell them about it. Also, explain to your parents what makes your friend special to you, why she’s a good friend and why she deserves to be your friend.
- Keep The Communication Open between you and your parents: Most importantly, keep the communication open between you and your parents. Be honest with your parents and let them know that although you understand their concerns, they have nothing to worry about. Remind them that they have raised a teenager with integrity who knows the difference between right and wrong, and who is not easily influenced by other people.
- Proof To Your Parents That Your Friend is Not Affecting You Negatively: Proof to your parents that your friend is not affecting you negatively by doing things your parent will not approve of, by doing things that make your parents to be suspicious about your friends will not help you in any way.
What else do you think you can do?