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”
Tag Archives: Friendship Problems
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 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”
BFF OR NRF FRIENDSHIP TRUTH #1: Our Healthiest Friendships Feel Safe and Accepting
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 my daughter doesn’t want to be friends with someone?
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?
Behind The Book BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)?
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.
Three Truths About Kids’ Friendships
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”
Helping Kids Re-Enter Their Post Pandemic Social World
With the pandemic and social distancing, many kids’ social lives are in flux. This article shares how parents can best support their kids.
Where Do I Fit? Big Questions Adolescent Girls Navigate
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.
Parents: Why the Tendency to Blame Vs. Giving the Benefit of the Doubt Matters
Some people tend to give others the benefit of the doubt, while other people tend to assign blame and assume bad intent. Which style has more positive relationships and overall happiness?
Validation – Key to Connecting with Your Kids
Validation means letting kids share their thoughts and feelings without judging or criticizing them. It means that you understand what your child feels is real to her. And it’ a powerful parenting too.