Tag: childhood friendships

When a friend starts fibbing

Published: September 8, 2013 | Last Updated: September 8, 2013 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

A young reader laments a classmate’s new tendency to stretch the truth.

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Best friends: Should children in preschool be separated from their friends?

Published: April 3, 2013 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading
Best friends: Should children in preschool be separated from their friends?

A preschool teacher separates a child from her best friends, which leads to problems in the classroom and at home.

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How can I help my daughter with ADHD mend a broken friendship?

Published: January 25, 2013 | Last Updated: January 25, 2013 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A mother of a daughter with ADHD is concerned about the impact of her daughter’s diagnosis on her friendships—and asks how to mend one she’s messed up.

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A Q & A with Susan Newman: Friendship and The Only Child

Published: June 7, 2011 | Last Updated: June 7, 2011 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

I was raised as an only child for much of my life because my sister is twelve years younger than me. I also have an only child, just one son. So questions about only children aren’t hypothetical to me. I often wonder about the effects of being an only and whether it has any bearing […]

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Why do some women have such a hard time making friends: Nature or nurture?

Published: June 4, 2010 | Last Updated: December 17, 2013 By | 1,454 Replies Continue Reading

Is it nature or nurture that makes it hard for some people to form friendships?

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Friendship by the Book – The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship

Published: April 29, 2009 | Last Updated: February 20, 2021 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow tells the remarkable story of the 40-year friendship of a circle of eleven female friends.

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Reader Q & A: Is my childhood friendship worth saving?

Published: October 22, 2008 | Last Updated: October 22, 2008 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: My best friend, well ex-best friend and I grew up as next door neighbors…destined to be best friends forever. We were those girls who were inseparable and would laugh at the most silly things no matter how silly we would look. After 19 years, we were still the best of friends and […]

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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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