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Study: Kids' Friends' Parents Could Influence Your Kids' Behavior

10/9/2012

A new study shows the parents of a child's friend could influence that child's behavior.

St. Vincent Counselor Kimble Richardson says he's not surprised by the study and it's important for parents to know the parents of their kids' friends because it's a good way to keep tabs on their own children.  He says parents don't have to be afraid to find out what their children's friends' parents are like.  He says parents are encouraged to talk to other parents to try and determine if their kids will have good parental oversight.

Richardson says parents also should not be afraid to tell their kids that they're not sure they want them being around their friends' parents for specific reasons as well.  He says taking an up front, authoritative approach to parenting is beneficial for kids.

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