Here’s the scenario: Your kid has plans with a friend over the weekend to go to hangout. At the last minute the friend bails on your kid citing forgotten family plans or blaming his mom for being a total b**ch and not letting him go out. You find out that the “friend” has made other plans with other kids and is just blowing your kid off. This is not the first time this has happened.
What do you do?
- Tell your kid that you know his friend lied to him and has made other plans then help him figure out how to handle the situation which, hopefully includes, never talking to that kid again (the last part is more wishful thinking on your part). Include a discussion about respect and what being a friend means;
- Don’t tell your kid that you know his friend lied to him but talk about how this seems like a pattern and maybe your kid should take a break from hanging out with this kid. Include a discussion about respect and what being a friend means;
- Say and do nothing and hope that your kid realizes that this person is not his friend and is not treating him very well. Silently hope that karma exists.
Do you have a different option?
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