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Is it normal for a child to have an imaginary friend?

July 17, 2016 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Worried about your child’s imaginary friend? Psychologist and author Susan Newman, PhD offers advice and reassurance to worried parents.

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My middle school daughter’s ex-friend is jealous and mean

July 14, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom wonders how to support her daughter whose ex-friend is mean to her.

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My friend at school makes me feel unnoticed

June 25, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A friendship that makes you feel unnoticed may not be a healthy one.

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Adjusting to a more distant relationship with a friend

June 18, 2016 | By | Reply Continue Reading

It can be tough to adjust to a distant relationship after you’ve been close.

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Should I change my school placement to stay with friends?

June 10, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A young girl from the Philippines wonders whether she should stay with friends or take advantage of an advanced placement at school.

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Concerned mom worries about her lonely 7-year-old

June 4, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

How can I help my 7-year-old son feel better about school and his friendships?

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How should a mom handle her 8-year-old daughter’s problem with mean girls?

May 25, 2016 | By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

How a mom should help address her 8-year-old daughter’s friendship problems depends on the situation.

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Ditched: Two friends are sort of ditching a third

May 13, 2016 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A teen’s two friends seem to be ditching her, leaving her feeling disappointed.

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Middle school friendships can be trying

April 27, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young woman finds that middle school friendships can be confusing and frustrating.

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Skipped grades and have no friends in high school

April 21, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

If you’ve skipped grades, that can add another challenge to making friends.

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