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Finishing school online without friends

April 19, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A high school student completing her school online misses seeing teens at school

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

November 3, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

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

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SF Gate: Friendship Problems, When Your Child is Fighting with her Best Friend

November 14, 2012 | By | Reply Continue Reading
SF Gate: Friendship Problems, When Your Child is Fighting with her Best Friend

In this article, which previously appeared in Good Housekeeping, the journalist provides tips for parents whose children are having friendship problems.

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No friends in high school: What am I doing wrong?

November 10, 2012 | By | 170 Replies Continue Reading

I’m nice, inclusive, and enthusiastic but I’m facing this problem that is starting to make me feel so depressed: I don’t have any friends. In middle school, I faced the normal crap that evil children everywhere seem to put on others, which is why I was excited to go to a high school where I knew absolutely no one, to start fresh. A very brave move: going from a private school knowing the same 60 people your whole life, to public school with 1300 kids,

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My daughter is friendless, depressed, and wants to move

August 31, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

My daughter wants to move to this other town. She says she will never be happy as long as she is here. She knows everyone and they reject her. She is basically ready to give up.

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The Bad Friend: What’s a mom to do?

December 5, 2009 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

Most parents have the unsettling experience of their children bringing home a “bad friend.” Here’s some advice for moms facing this dilemma.

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Can stepparents be friends? An interview with Erin Munroe

November 20, 2009 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The role of being a stepparent can be challenging. So I was pleased to interview Erin Munroe, author of The Everything Guide to Stepparenting: Practical, reassuring advice for creating healthy, long-lasting relationships, about some of the boundary issues between the roles of stepparent and friend.   Can a stepparent be a "friend" with a birth […]

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Reader Q & A: Can this teen friendship be saved?

July 11, 2008 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene, I’m 15 going into tenth grade and I have known my friend since we were in 5th grade and we have always been really close. My mom is her second mom and her mom is my second mom. We have always had the same interest in everything until just recently. It’s like […]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with Alexa Young, author of Frenemies

June 28, 2008 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Some of the most painful and unexpected girlfriend breakups occur during the roller-coaster middle-school years. Alexa Young’s engaging new teen novel, Frenemies (HarperTeen, 2008) is a book that moms will want their daughters to read in preparation for this rude awakening. The book tells the story of two eighth-graders and BFFs, Halley Brandon and Avalon Greene, who have always agreed on everything. But after spending a summer apart, they’ve changed—physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually.

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