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Mom Concerned Her Teen Is Having A Hard Time During The Pandemic

August 12, 2020 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Mom Concerned Her Teen Is Having A Hard Time During The Pandemic

A teen is having a hard time handling social distancing and wearing masks during this pandemic. Her mom asks for help .

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Disney Characters Offer Timeless Friendship Lessons

July 30, 2020 | By | Reply Continue Reading
Disney Characters Offer Timeless Friendship Lessons

In celebration of International Friendship Day, Disney distills some of the “behind-the-scenes” secrets that inspire long-lasting friendships. 

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Something’s wrong: My friend has lost so much weight

May 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young teen wonders how to help her friend whom she thinks has an eating disorder.

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Is homeschooling a solution to my 15-year-old daughter’s friendship problems at school?

April 10, 2017 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A mom and daughter consider homeschooling as a solution to social difficulties at school due to the daughter’s extensive involvement in dance performance.

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My mom banned me from seeing my best friend

April 2, 2017 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A 15-year-old is upset that she’s been banned from seeing someone her mom sees as a “bad friend.”

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My oldest son (a young teen) is left out by his circle of friends

March 26, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom wonders how to help her son deal with being left out.

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In the Media – On parenting shy kids (Highlights Magazine)

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – On parenting shy kids (Highlights Magazine)

Journalist Molly Lopez asked three experts about parenting shy kids in a recent article in Highlights Magazine.

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In the Media – Helping Your Teen Build Healthy Friendships (Your Teen Magazine)

March 1, 2017 | By | Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – Helping Your Teen Build Healthy Friendships (Your Teen Magazine)

Writing in Your Teen Magazine, Cathie Ericson poses a question that might be in the mind of many parents, “What does a healthy teenage social life look like?”

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Handling an intrusive friend

February 17, 2017 | By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Two young friends find a third girl to be intrusive and clingy.

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Losing friends because I don’t have a smartphone

February 7, 2017 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Losing friends because I don’t have a smartphone

Because she is the only one without a smartphone in her group, a pre-teen feels left out.

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