My Teenage Son Doesn't Have Tons Of Friends

by Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)

I have a 15 year old teenage son who sometimes gets sad that he doesn't have a lot of friends.

My son is a good boy and does well in school and stays out of trouble, so as a parent I am happy with what is.

I drive down our main street and see lots of teenagers dressed in black and smoking and full of tattoos and I think "Better to have a few good friends than to be accepted by the wrong type of friends".

Should I stop worrying about this, or is there something I should do about it?

Thanks for any advice you can give me on this.

- A mildly concerned parent in Los Angeles, CA

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Apr 17, 2012
Its Better
by: arabella

It's better to have few friends than nothing, but if he is still worried, you can try and help him.

There are a lot of after school activities that he can join. You can enroll him in sports, art, camps, and music to help him meet new people and hopefully make friends. :)

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