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Left Out Of The Group: A Mom Worries About Her 10-Year-Old Daughter

Published: February 1, 2022 | Last Updated: February 1, 2022 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Left Out Of The Group: A Mom Worries About Her 10-Year-Old Daughter

Her daughter is always left out of the group get-togethers and this mom wonders how she can make things better.

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Friendship, Parenting and COVID

Published: August 13, 2021 | Last Updated: August 13, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Friendship, Parenting and COVID

The volatile mix of parenting and COVID can creates challenges to moms with different values and sensibilities.

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My 10-year-old daughter and the kid of my close friend constantly bicker

Published: September 1, 2015 | By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A mom wonders whether she should cut all ties with a close friend because their kids don’t play well together.

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Family friendships: When a spat between families spills over to the kids

Published: July 24, 2014 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

When family friendships break up, children’s friendships can often be a casualty.

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Middle School Friendships: What should this mom do?

Published: August 19, 2013 | Last Updated: August 19, 2013 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Middle school friendships can be minefields for mom and their teens. A mom asks how she can get her daughter through the eight hour days of 8th grade.

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My heart aches for my teenage daughter

Published: September 28, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | Reply Continue Reading

My heart aches for my daughter who is a senior in high school. She has suffered from insecurities since she was in elementary school. She went through a stage when she had nervous ticks in elementary and some in middle school. She wants to be involved and have friends, but is at the end of her high school career with literally one girl friend.

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Help me deal with a Drama Queen

Published: February 23, 2011 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A reader asks for advice on how to handle a drama queen in her group of friends. QUESTION Hi Irene, I am in an awkward situation with a friend whom I’ll call Carla and don’t know how to handle it. She’s noticed that I’ve been pulling away and wants to get together to talk. We […]

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Talking to a teenage daughter about friendships

Published: October 6, 2010 | Last Updated: April 23, 2016 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Some tips on talking about friendship to your teenage daughter

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Reader Q & A: Coping with a roller coaster friendship

Published: November 10, 2008 | Last Updated: November 10, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION: Dear Irene: I came across your blog tonight. I am thankful. I am feeling desperate for some advice. I became good friends with a girl in the same town where I live. We met in February of this year. We hit it off right away. We became super close really fast. Had the same […]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with the author of The Professors’ Wives’ Club

Published: October 23, 2008 | Last Updated: February 8, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

The Professors’ Wives’ Club revolves around four women, so different from one another that they might even appear unlikely as friends.

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