OK, this week I want your opinion on a dilemma that I know many parents face. Your kid has a friend who does not know the meaning of the word moderatation. He comes over every day. He calls every day. Maybe he is your kid’s best friend. Maybe he’s your best friend’s kid. Maybe he’s just a bored neighbor kid who is taking advantage of proximity. But he’s cutting into your family time. He’s taking over your life. You’re starting to feel like you talk to this kid more than you talk to your own child.
What do you do? Should you tell him to back off? And if so, is there an effective way to do it without hurting feelings or totally ending the relationship?
You have until Tuesday evening to respond. The best idea gets the Golden Keyboard Award. So come on– hit me with your best thought!