Tag: child

Concerned mom worries about her lonely 7-year-old

Published: June 4, 2016 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

How can I help my 7-year-old son feel better about school and his friendships?

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My Neighbor Makes Me Feel Uncomfortable

Published: January 30, 2016 | Last Updated: October 16, 2023 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A woman feels uncomfortable about her neighbor’s physical contact with her children.

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My 10-year-old son has no friends

Published: January 21, 2015 | By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A mom asks how to help her 10-year-old son get along with schoolmates.

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My 7-year-old was left out and not invited to the party

Published: September 14, 2014 | By | 16 Replies Continue Reading

When a child is left out, it can be painful to both her and her mom.

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Parenting: Dealing with unreliable moms

Published: July 30, 2014 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A mom says her kids are disappointed when their friends are no-shows because they have unreliable moms.

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Passed over as a Godmother: Dealing with the hurt

Published: May 10, 2010 | Last Updated: May 10, 2010 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am an only child and have a friend named Linda (who is also an only) whom I’ve known since first grade. She is due to give birth to a baby girl and two months ago asked me to throw her shower for 50 people with the help of her mother and […]

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Motherhood: The Shifting Sands of Friendship

Published: April 9, 2010 | Last Updated: April 9, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Irene, Jordan and I have been best friends since our first day of college 20 years ago. Over the years, we both married (me=happily, her=constantly teetering on the edge of divorce) and had children. I had my children several years before she did, and she was always incredibly supportive and understanding of my new […]

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Moving on after a breakup

Published: November 26, 2009 | Last Updated: November 26, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have been reading the questions and answers on your website and finding them very helpful. I thought I would write and ask my own question. I have a friend with whom I’m currently going through a break up.   For a year or so, she’s either ignored me or shut me […]

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My guest post on ParentTalkToday.com

Published: October 13, 2009 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

Parent Talk Today features information about any topic that might be on a parent’s mind—including friendships! I was delighted when blogger Kathy Sena asked me to post a guest blog for her readers. See my guest post: Junior High Redux – Bounced From a Mom’s Group Do your friends ever make you feel this way? […]

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Too close for comfort

Published: June 23, 2009 | Last Updated: June 24, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

LONGER THAN USUAL QUESTION🙂 Hi Irene! I’m so glad I stumbled onto your website! I am going through a situation and desperately need advice! I have a very close cousin, Coralee, who I’ve basically grown up with like a sister and we’ve been friends most of my life. I am 28, and she is 37. […]

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