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Making friends at school

January 23, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

When a teen has trouble making friends at school, it can feel like a very unhappy place to go each day.

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A young teen worries about her best friend

January 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Their parents’ marriage change their best friend relationship.

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What to do when you fight all the time

September 1, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Young people have friendship dilemmas, too. A pre-teen asks what to do when friends fight all the time.

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A teen worries she’s a burden to friends

When a young person feels like a burden to friends, it can be one sign of depression.

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High school friendships: The way things were

High school friendships are likely to change as people grow in different directions.

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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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Parenting young adult friendships: Riddled with complications

July 11, 2012 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

My daughter is a 21-year-old completing her third year in college; she has anxiety and depression. She met a friend this year and we are seeing a total change in her. ,

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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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Guest Post: I found my childhood bully on Facebook

August 25, 2011 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

By Barbara Greenberg, PhD, Psychologist and Teen Parenting Expert   I was writing an article about teaching kids how to deal with bullies. Well, as usual, one thought led to another and I looked up my middle school bully on Facebook. I must admit that I also looked up a high school bully. These were [...]

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Helping teens set boundaries with needy friends

QUESTION Hello! My 15-year-old daughter is in a tricky situation. Her friend has just lost her dad, but my daughter is feeling overwhelmed by this friend’s neediness. The problem is that my daughter felt somewhat suffocated by this friendship before the loss! The friend is 18, but has had a very secluded life, is homeschooled, [...]

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