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I’m having problems making friends at a small school

April 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Because there are limited choices, making friends at a small school can be very challenging.

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A 13-year-old with a physically abusive friend

March 4, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

While friendships have their ups and downs, hitting a friend is totally off-bounds.

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My daughter’s friend is very competitive

February 28, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A reader asks how she can support her daughter, who has a very competitive friend.

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Lonely in my senior year at high school

December 5, 2013 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A student in his senior year at high school yearns for a social life.

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Friendships at a ballet studio

November 30, 2013 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Thirteen can be a tough age, especially among ballet dancers.

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Should a teen switch schools when she is having friendship problems?

November 3, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

The decision to switch schools is a tough one that shouldn’t be rushed or taken lightly.

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My nine-year-old son prefers to play with girls

September 29, 2013 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

When kids limit their friendships, it may be a mix of personality and anxiety.

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When a friend starts fibbing

September 8, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A young reader laments a classmate’s new tendency to stretch the truth.

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What to do when you fight all the time

September 1, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Young people have friendship dilemmas, too. A pre-teen asks what to do when friends fight all the time.

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Middle School Friendships: What should this mom do?

August 19, 2013 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Middle school friendships can be minefields for mom and their teens. A mom asks how she can get her daughter through the eight hour days of 8th grade.

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