Tag: bullying

Middle school is tough on friendships

Published: March 9, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I have been best friends since the first grade. Now we’re in middle school. This new charter school opened up and my friend wants to go there even though I’m not and she’s turning into a real jerk.   She’s telling me I should lose weight (even though […]

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Helping a 10-year-old deal with bullies

Published: December 1, 2010 | Last Updated: June 11, 2016 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading


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When mean girls appear as adults

Published: September 15, 2010 | Last Updated: December 15, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

The 2004 hit teen comedy Mean Girls and the bestselling book by Rosalind Wiseman upon which it is based, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence, hit a powerful chord with audiences, exposing the painful world of adolescent girls who are too often tormented and bullied […]

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Why Are Women So Mean To Each Other?

Published: August 13, 2010 | Last Updated: November 10, 2021 By | 94 Replies Continue Reading

If you’ve wondered why women are so mean to each other, read Female Bullying, an article by Rachel Giese in the September 2010 issue of Flare Magazine. The piece covers the perennial, but disturbing, topic of adult women who have honed the art of what therapists have termed relational aggression. These mean girls may not fight with their fists but they can inflict terrible emotional pain on their targets.

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Should a child be allowed to have a best friend?

Published: June 17, 2010 | Last Updated: March 29, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

An article in the New York Times challenged the notion a child should be allowed to have a best friend. In my opinion, neither school officials nor parents should be “regulating” friendships.

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Friendship by the Book: Finding “unexpected angels” in the workplace

Published: June 1, 2010 | Last Updated: June 1, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I was delighted to interview HuffPo blogger and fellow author Marcia Reynolds, PsyD to discuss her new book and the topic of female friendships in the workplace. Marcia is the author of Wander Women: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction (Berrett-Koehler, 2010). Her doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with a research emphasis on […]

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