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Is homeschooling a solution to my 15-year-old daughter’s friendship problems at school?

April 10, 2017 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A mom and daughter consider homeschooling as a solution to social difficulties at school due to the daughter’s extensive involvement in dance performance.

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My mom banned me from seeing my best friend

April 2, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A 15-year-old is upset that she’s been banned from seeing someone her mom sees as a “bad friend.”

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My oldest son (a young teen) is left out by his circle of friends

March 26, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom wonders how to help her son deal with being left out.

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In the Media – On parenting shy kids (Highlights Magazine)

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – On parenting shy kids (Highlights Magazine)

Journalist Molly Lopez asked three experts about parenting shy kids in a recent article in Highlights Magazine.

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In the Media – Helping Your Teen Build Healthy Friendships (Your Teen Magazine)

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Helping Your Teen Build Healthy Friendships (Your Teen Magazine)

Writing in Your Teen Magazine, Cathie Ericson poses a question that might be in the mind of many parents, “What does a healthy teenage social life look like?”

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Handling an intrusive friend

February 17, 2017 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Two young friends find a third girl to be intrusive and clingy.

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Losing friends because I don’t have a smartphone

February 7, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Losing friends because I don’t have a smartphone

Because she is the only one without a smartphone in her group, a pre-teen feels left out.

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A man experiences loneliness after a loss

February 2, 2017 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

It’s understandable to feel friendless and lonely after a loss.

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Child and Adolescent Friendships: My friend doesn’t like me making other friends

January 30, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young woman’s friends doesn’t like her making other friends and wonders how to handle the situation.

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In the Media – For teens: Unfollowing friends in real life

January 25, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – For teens: Unfollowing friends in real life

As tricky as unfollowing friends can be online, it’s far more complicated and risky to do “in real life.”

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