As children become adolescents, the conflicts between parents and children start rising and they start seeking support from their friends. In this case, commenting on their friendship circles might push them farther away.
At this stage, the teenagers start forming their social circles and seek a sense of belonging with their peers. This is the stage that the shift in their reference groups takes place as they start becoming independent and search for people of similar mindsets and goals. It is a natural process but that does not mean that teenagers do not need their parental support in making decisions, but the strife comes between them due to differences in opinions. Parents need to realize that their children start forming opinions during this stage of their life and seek respect and recognition.
Also, the support of friends plays a huge role in the development of the teenager and forming a sense of belonging.