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Watching a teen being treated like a doormat

July 2, 2015 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A mom feels helpless and sad that her 15-year-old daughter is being treated like a doormat.

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An introverted high school student feels uncomfortable with her group of friends

June 18, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Introverted people sometimes need more alone time.

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Hating school because I have no true friends

May 29, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A shy high school student feels uncomfortable without any true friends.

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My daughter has been singled out as the “bad friend”

May 5, 2015 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It can be heartbreaking when your child is singled out as the bad friend.

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Not invited to the party: Should I say something?

March 27, 2015 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

When she’s not invited to a bar mitzvah, a teen wonders whether she should say something.

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Disappointed by a best friend

February 27, 2015 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A teen is disappointed when her best friend ditches her as a roommate on an upcoming class trip.

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A student is worried about a friend

February 23, 2015 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

When you’re worried about a friend, you need to tell a responsible adult.

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After a bout with depression, a middle-schooler has friendship problems

February 16, 2015 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A worried mom asks how she can help build her daughter’s self-confidence.

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Friendship by the Book: 101 Quizzes for BFFs by Natasha Burton

February 8, 2015 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Friendship by the Book: 101 Quizzes for BFFs by Natasha Burton

For teens: Journalist Natasha Burton’s new book offers 101 quizzes for BFFs.

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I am pretty but lack self confidence

January 25, 2015 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A teen feels awkward in social situations and thinks she lacks self confidence.

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