Who is to blame?!

bad influenceWhen we do something bad, our parents blame our friends. Have you experienced this? In high school, my mom would always tell me to avoid this person and that person. Bad influence, she’d say. Being stubborn, I would continue in my merry way and ignore my mom.

And then when I did something wrong in school, or even at home, my mom would tell me that my friends were bad influences and that I was emulating them more and more.

Aargh!

Why does parents blame friends when we, ourselves, might have been the one to blame?