The definition of the word “friend” varies from person to person. Maybe it describes the people you spend time with or go to for support. To some, it describes classmates, teammates, or neighbors. To others, it’s all of the above. To add more complexity, people have different expectations and needs in friendship. This ambiguity makesContinue reading “The Friendship Pyramid”
During the research phase of writing BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, I honed in on nine “Friendship Truths.” These truths are simple but easy to forget, especially during times of struggle. Friendship Truths I share these truths in my work and my book because they help normalize kids’Continue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #2”
During the research phase of writing BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, I honed in on “friendship truths” that are common yet unfamiliar to many. Truths such as “everyone develops friendship skills at a different pace” and “mistakes happen” are simple but easy to forget, especially during times ofContinue reading “BFF OR NRF FRIENDSHIP TRUTH #1: Our Healthiest Friendships Feel Safe and Accepting”
What if your daughter prefers not to be friends with someone? How do parents encourage their kids to be kind while also helping them respond to their own needs?
The celebrate the release of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, here is a peek into the inspiration and research behind the book.
Whether you are a child, teenager, or adult, friendship gets tricky sometimes. This article shares three friendship truths to guide kids as they head back to school. Our social lives are constantly evolving, especially during childhood and adolescence. Some changes are positive, like making new friends. Others are hard, such as dealing with conflict, betrayal,Continue reading “Three Truths About Kids’ Friendships”
With the pandemic and social distancing, many kids’ social lives are in flux. This article shares how parents can best support their kids.
What is it about adolescence that intensifies social changes and struggles, especially for girls? The answer lies in some big questions girls navigate during this phase.
Slang is continually evolving, making it difficult for adults to keep up. Yet, slang offers a sneak peek into the everyday lives of teens.
Sexting is defined as the action of sending sexually explicit photos, videos or messages via mobile phone or the internet. Middle school counselors and teachers are concerned about the behavior as it is becoming increasingly common.