How to Choose Good Friends for Teenagers

Parents can help teens choose ‘good’ friends, study finds
Describes a U.S. model of friendship and the impact parents may have in their teenage children choosing “the right friends.”

The results showed teens are more likely to have good friends – ones who don’t fight and who have plans for college, for instance – if they have a warm relationship with their parents and if their parents choose to live in a neighborhood with high-quality schools.

Wonder what Penny Eckert has to say about this.

As for of how parents and their children should interact:

A good-quality relationship is one in which parents and teens participate in activities together, communicate frequently, and express affection for one another.

Wonder what they would say about family relations in, say, Mali or the Philippines.

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French-speaking ethnographer, homeroaster, anthropologist, musician, coffee enthusiast. View all posts by enkerli

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