Tag: adolescent friendships

Teen with anxiety issues feels frustrated by her best friend

Published: November 25, 2015 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Anxiety issues can challenge friendships, even close ones.

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Feeling like a third wheel

Published: May 20, 2014 | Last Updated: May 22, 2014 By | 21 Replies Continue Reading

A young woman introduces two friends and now feels like a third wheel.

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

Published: April 29, 2013 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

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

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Co-rumination: Is it healthy for adolescents to rehash their boy problems?

Published: February 2, 2009 | Last Updated: February 2, 2009 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Are you a mom who worries because your teenage daughter seems to be incessantly texting or emailing her best friends about her romantic problems? Your worries may be founded. When adolescent girlfriends rehash the same problems together over and over, they increase their risk of depression and social anxiety. In a study focused on seventh […]

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Blood sisters: A contemporary look

Published: December 29, 2007 | Last Updated: June 24, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A little background on BFFs and blood sisters

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The need for friendship is elementary

Published: November 11, 2007 | Last Updated: November 11, 2007 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Transitioning from one school to another is always nerve-wracking for children and their parents but friendships can help ease the way. A new study of 600 children and 80 parents in the UK suggests that children who are separated from their friends as they move from elementary to secondary schools are “inherently more vulnerable.” These […]

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Friends in the Digital Playground

Published: August 24, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

There is a lot to learn about friendships from what has been called the "largest-ever global survey" of how kids interact with digital technology. MTV and Nickelodeon, in association with Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions, used both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to talk to 18,000 “tech-embracing” kids (ages 8-14) and young people (14-24) in 16 countries. […]

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Girl Talk: Too much of a good thing?

Published: August 21, 2007 | Last Updated: May 17, 2020 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

When does girl talk become rumination?

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Friendship: All in the (sic) Jeans

Published: August 17, 2007 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

How do we decide whom we choose as friends? Findings from a new study at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggests that our choice of friends may be genetic. “As we grow and move out of our own home environment, our genetically influenced temperament becomes more […]

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Teen Best Friends on the Wane?

Published: June 16, 2007 | Last Updated: June 16, 2007 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Preliminary findings of a British study suggest that today’s teens are far less likely to have a best friend than teens of twenty years ago. In 1986, one in eight 16-year-olds said they had NO best friend whom they trusted; in 2006, that proportion rose to one in five…The author of a study of Youth […]

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