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My best friend called my son a fag

Published: January 15, 2014 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A woman expresses disappointment that her friend has called her homosexual son as a fag.

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Guest Post – Getting over the trauma of multiple deaths

Published: July 2, 2012 | Last Updated: October 31, 2012 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

My colleague, Linda Ligenza–a social worker and life coach who is also an expert on trauma–recently penned a guest post here entitled, Trauma, Trust and Friendship. She offered some self-help tips for coping with traumatic experiences, particularly as they affect friendships. Since that post, a visitor to the blog wrote me asking for more information. […]

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Children of Divorce and their Friendships

Published: January 31, 2012 | Last Updated: January 31, 2012 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When a parent goes through a divorce, there can be friendship fallout for kids   QUESTION Dear Irene, My formerly popular 11-year old granddaughter is being shunned by her BFFs to the point that she doesn’t want to go to school (which she formerly loved). Her parents are going through a divorce, and it’s hit […]

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Helping Teens Set Boundaries with Needy Friends

Published: June 1, 2011 | Last Updated: April 6, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Needy teen friends are difficult to have in times of calm and even more so when they are experiencing stress or other psychological turmoil.

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The Bad Friend: What’s a mom to do?

Published: December 5, 2009 | Last Updated: May 27, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

Most parents have the unsettling experience of their children bringing home a “bad friend.” Here’s some advice for moms facing this dilemma.

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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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Painful teen friendship: What’s a mom to do?

Published: August 11, 2009 | Last Updated: June 14, 2014 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

What’s a mom to do about a painful teen friendship?

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