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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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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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My teen feels rejected by friends and wants to end his life

April 29, 2013 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

The words ”wants to end his life” should be cause for concern for any teen parent.

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Teens with learning disabilities: Making friends

April 20, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

For a variety of reasons, it is common for many teens with learning disabilities to have problems making and keeping friends.

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How can I help my 13-year-old daughter get over a friendship breakup?

January 4, 2013 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

It’s hard for a young teen to get over a boyfriend breakup but it can be even more painful to lose a best friend. Together, the two losses can be overwhelming for someone of any age.

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

November 10, 2012 | By | 39 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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Is it okay for me to get my 14-year-old daughter out of this friendship dilemma?

October 22, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Should this parent intervene in the friendship of her 14-year-old daughter?

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A teen asks: How can I get my friendship back?

August 1, 2011 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It’s common that teen friendships and allegiances change but it’s still painful when it happens.

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Nothing but trouble: Mom can’t stand her teen’s BFF

February 14, 2011 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Adolescence is a time of exploration and teens often “try out” different ways of being, which includes picking different kinds of friends. Your question has been raised on this blog many times before. In response to one reader, I shared some tips for moms facing this dilemma.

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