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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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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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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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Teen struggling to find friends

November 26, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A teen with a history of bullying is struggling to find friends. She thinks the ones she has are using her to be close to her attractive brother.

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Feeling like a friendship failure

November 21, 2016 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young teen feels like a friendship failure because several friendships are falling apart.

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My daughter doesn’t seem to fit in with classmates

October 8, 2016 | By | Reply Continue Reading

A mom asks how she can help her daughter fit in at school.

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I’m nice to people but they don’t like my appearance

August 17, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A teen feels that her appearance my be interfering with her friendships at school.

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It is better to have more or fewer friends?

August 6, 2016 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A teen reflects on her friendships and asks which works best—more or fewer friends?

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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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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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