In BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, I share nine “friendship truths.” These truths help preteens and teens (and adults) navigate relationships with more social awareness. I’m diving into the Friendship Truths in this series of posts. Here are the posts about Friendship Truths #1, #2, #3, #4, #5,Continue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #7”
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BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #3
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. I share these truths in my work and my book because they help normalize kids’ experiences. WhetherContinue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #3”
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”
Three Parent Phrases to Avoid If You Want to Connect With Your Kids
Words matter. This post shares parent phrases to avoid and what to say instead to connect and foster well-being in kids and teens.
What is Healthy Communication?
In simple terms, healthy communication happens when two people or a group have a discussion, and those involved feel heard and respected.
The Gift of Deep Listening
Deep listening is an essential but increasingly rare skill these days. Yet, it is key to fostering meaningful, supportive relationships.
Yes, Sexting Happens in Middle School. How to Talk to Your Kids About It
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.
Three Magic Phrases To Connect With Your Kids
Over the years, these simple phrases have helped me validate my kids’ experiences, stay engaged in their lives, and instill confidence. Do you have a phrase that works like magic in your family?
The Surprising Benefits of Family Dinner
Studies find that family dinner offers benefits such as increased academic performance, lower obesity rates, improved well-being, and more.
5 Ways to Help Kids Manage Anxiety About Coronavirus
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.