Question: Hello. My son is 16 and I know only 2 of his friends which live right in our neighborhood. However, he hangs out with other boys and girls whom I have no idea who they are and he refuses to bring them over to introduce them to me. His excuse is there is nothing to do at our house. How do I handle this as I feel it is necessary for me to know who is influencing his teenage years?
Answer: Dear Carole:
Insist he brings them over and introduces you or offers to go with him for the formal introduction. You are right for wanting to know who he is hanging out with as he is underage and you are responsible for him even when he is with his friends.
He can do things your way or he can always let you tag along.
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