There are toxic friends that can harm your children, explain what those people to avoid are like!
Friendships are an essential part of life … they define us how we are and motivate us to follow dreams and be better people. If this is not the case, it is because it is probably not a good friendship. True friendships are fun and they spend time with you, and also when you are in a low moment they will be there to support you. On the other hand, if you have the wrong friends, alliances with them can do you more harm than good.
The same happens with your children, if they do not have good friends it will influence their life. It is necessary that you know how to differentiate good friends from false ones and therefore learn to choose wisely the friends that you should have around you. You need to help your child understand what personality types to avoid in friendships, because if he allows them into his life, he may regret it.
The fake friend seems like he is always by your side but in reality he just wants to improve his social status or he is with you because he is bored or does not have a better plan. He does not want to be alone and calls you to go out, but if he finds other people who interest him more, he will stop calling you unscrupulously. Your child should know that this kind of fake and agreed-upon friend should not be in his life.
The negative friend always complains about everything and everything takes a hit. He spends a lot of time grumbling about how the world is unfair to him / her. They are always willing to share their negative opinion of everything … even your life. He will also be an envious person where jealousy will torment him and damage the relationship. He will not congratulate you on your successes … to have friends like that it is better not to have them.
His life is a soap opera. Every day is a sadness and you will be the one who wipes her tears. Although when he does not need to cry, you will not serve him and it will pass from you. Usually these people do not change because they feel good about the drama of their life. They are absorbing people and your children should know that they do not have to solve anyone’s life. Good friends will have healthy outlooks on life.
The critic is a bad person and likes to keep ‘his friends’ in check. He usually gives small criticisms with hurtful comments that he masks as ‘jokes’. Instead of letting this affect you, you have to remind your child that this person feels good by making others feel bad, so their words should stop being weighty. A true friend not critical , supports.
The gossip is that “friend” who is always willing to gossip and spread rumors. Just as he talks about others behind his back, he will also talk about your child when he is not listening. Your child should know that he has to be very careful with this type of friendship and above all, it will be necessary that if he identifies a ‘friend’ like that, he better be very careful of what he says in front of him / her.
These friends only want you to be there when they need you and you need to set limits. If they don’t settle down, over time, this friend will drain your child’s energy as well as his time. They are too absorbing but then they are never there when you need them, because they are also selfish.
Problematic friends never bring anything good, what ‘s more … if your child has this type of toxic friend, it is likely that he will end up in trouble. He is an unpredictable friend and will cause your child to submit to peer pressure too many times. It is best to avoid these types of friends for good mental health . He is the typical ‘irresponsible’ friend.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.