The words ”wants to end his life” should be cause for concern for any teen parent.
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.
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,
QUESTION Hi Irene, My daughter, Bethany, her older sister, and I were invited to her friend Dawn’s sister’s wedding. The bride and my older daughter became friendly over the years; Bethany and Dawn, who are now both 14 years old and in high school, were best friends since second grade. The two girls usually [...]
It’s common that friendships and allegiances change during the teen years but it’s still painful when it happens QUESTION Hi Irene I’m 14 years old and had an argument with my best friend this afternoon and I can’t help but cry! Because it’s so hurtful. We had been best friends forever until one day [...]
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.
QUESTION Hi Irene, It’s been two months since I attended a Mom’s group and had a falling out with two of the mothers. They have pretty much soured my relationship with most of the other mothers in the group. Three months ago, I cancelled a play date at my house because a predicted snowstorm [...]
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 [...]