Worry and a bad influence


I have started worrying about my son being badly influenced by a friend he has become friends with. This boy smokes weed and just isn’t someone I would want as an influence on my boy. I have spoken to my son and asked him not to be friends with him but he said I can’t control who he is friends with. On the whole, this is true as they are at school together every day. I have drawn the line and said he can’t hang out with him at weekends.

For now, this rule is sticking but as my son, who is 15, gets older this will be difficult to enforce.

I would also like some help getting out of this cycle of worrying about it. I don’t know how to stop worrying.

Any help and guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you