A preschool teacher separates a child from her best friends, which leads to problems in the classroom and at home.
In this article, which previously appeared in Good Housekeeping, the journalist provides tips for parents whose children are having friendship problems.
I’m having a really hard time deciding if I should attend a friend’s party for her children. We have unresolved issues and I don’t feel that she has been that great of a friend to me. On the other hand I still love her for the friend she used to be and I miss being in her children’s lives…
Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood—as well as children, flowers, candy, and greeting cards. But there’s a seedy side to everything—and motherhood is a known friendship-killer. Motherhood can challenge female friendships for a variety of reasons: You are a mother, and your BFF isn’t one and wants to be one. Her fertility problems are making her extremely [...]
Life in a subdivision suddenly turns from cozy to creepy QUESTION Hi Irene, My husband, son and I moved into a new subdivision five years ago and we’ve grown very close with 5 other neighbors. The past three summers have been wonderful where the parents hang out on the patio and watch all [...]
QUESTION Hi Irene, I’ve been struggling about what to do about my friend Jennifer, whom I’ve known for 14 years. She really took me aback with a letter she wrote me almost a year ago. It included everything I had done that had upset her, all the way back to 2005, when she was my [...]
By Ellen Walker Childfree women and mothers can make their friendships work. Let’s face it, when a woman who is childfree by choice hears that her girlfriend is "in the family way," it’s not uncommon to have mixed feelings. Of course, she wants to be happy for her friend and hopeful that she [...]