Ask the Fourth Graders: When a friend won’t compromise

Question: Sometimes certain friends I hang out with are very bossy and only want to do what they want to do; they don’t ever want to compromise and agree to do something we both like. How should I handle those situations?

More from Alexa and her mom, Lauren: You should speak up for yourself and tell your friend that the two of you need to take turns choosing what to do and, even better, agree on doing something you both like. If your friend doesn’t want to compromise and just always wants to do what she wants, you might want to spend time with other friends who share more similar interests to you or who are at least more willing to compromise.