As a parent, I understand how difficult it is when your child is friends with a child you do not like. It might be helpful to ask yourself why you do not like your son’s friend. Are you bothered by something small like an annoying habit, or are you concerned that your child might be negatively influenced by his new friend’s disrespectful behavior? If you are bothered by an annoying habit, getting to know your son’s friend better might help you understand what your son likes about his friend. If the reason you don’t like your son’s friend is because his friend engages in some behavior that is not appropriate or disrespectful, tell your son that you think his friend’s behavior is not acceptable. When your son’s friend visits, help the boys learn to recognize the differences between acceptable and unacceptable behavior by mediating conflicts or involving them in role plays.