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Playing Rough

Playing Rough
My friend likes to play rough and pretend to fight. What should I do?

Reply from the Highlights Editors
It would be a good idea to talk to your parents about this. They are often the best people to help you decide what to do in a difficult situation.

You could try telling your friend how you feel, saying something like "I don't want to play rough anymore." Then suggest something else that the two of you can do. If your friend tries to play rough or pretend to fight again, you could gently remind him that you don't want to play that way anymore. If you speak honestly and calmly and do not give in to him, he might be willing to respect your wishes.

Best wishes,
The Highlights Editors