How to Deal With Your Kid's Annoying Friend

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Set standards.

When your child and his friend are in your home, lay down some ground rules before you let them loose. It doesn't need to be exhaustive—just a quick rundown for what you expect when it comes to language and behavior. That way, if your kid’s playmate does break the rules, you can issue a quick reminder—and have a leg to stand on when you tell your child that he should find a new buddy to play with.