In BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, I share nine “Friendship Truths.” These truths help normalize kids’ social experiences. Whether it’s changing friendships, conflict, or mistakes, they help preteens and teens understand it isn’t just them. Relationships are tricky sometimes. These truths do not eliminate discomfort or struggle. Instead,Continue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #4”
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.
Words matter. This post shares parent phrases to avoid and what to say instead to connect and foster well-being in kids and teens.
Deep listening is an essential but increasingly rare skill these days. Yet, it is key to fostering meaningful, supportive relationships.
With the constant stream of negative news about coronavirus and so much uncertainty, many kids are feeling fear and anxiety right now. Here’s how parents can help.
Family conflict and arguments are inevitable. Differing needs and expectations create friction. These three steps will transform arguments in your home.
Between the ages of 8 to 14, confidence levels in girls drop by 30%. I’m trying to gently reignite confidence, one loving reminder at a time.
Do emotional outbursts in your family tend to follow a certain pattern? Often in relationships, we get into a habit of reacting a certain way, even if it doesn’t work well. Strong emotions can be overwhelming for kids and parents…
Social/Emotional activities and experiences help kids develop skills to better understand their world and connect with others. These downloadable activities open the door for conversations about emotions, conflict resolution, self-care as well as friendship.