Tag: Preteen

Making school cafeterias more friendly: There’s an app for that

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Making school cafeterias more friendly: There’s an app for that

A new app promises to make young people feel more comfortable in school cafeterias.

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Losing friends because I don’t have a smartphone

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Losing friends because I don’t have a smartphone

Because she is the only one without a smartphone in her group, a pre-teen feels left out.

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Friendship: The problem of three

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A mom gets upset when three young girls get together and always leave out her daughter.

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Middle school is tough on friendships

March 9, 2011 | 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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Preteen Worries: My family, my friends and me

January 17, 2008 | By | Reply Continue Reading

Preteens tend to worry. Why? As they’re simultaneously growing into awkward new bodies and tackling the social challenges of middle school, they’re also victims of the emotional roller coaster created by their fluctuating hormones. With these stressors, it’s a difficult time for kids well as their parents. Preteens tend to be tight-lipped—preferring to share secrets […]

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