Middle School Stuff #3: Popularity

This series of posts explores the tricky side of middle school. Here’s post #3 – Popularity. If you missed earlier posts, here are links: #2 – Friendship Changes and #1 – Judgment.  While researching Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised, I visited 7th-grade classrooms and talked with students about school social dynamics. When I askedContinue reading “Middle School Stuff #3: Popularity”

Middle School Stuff #2: Friendship Changes

This series of posts explores the tricky side of middle school. Here’s post #2 – Friendship Changes. If you missed the last post, here it is: #1 – Judgment.  While researching Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised, I visited 7th-grade classrooms and asked students about school social dynamics. I wanted to understand the challenges that surface duringContinue reading “Middle School Stuff #2: Friendship Changes”

Middle School Stuff #1: Judgment

While researching my second book, Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised, I visited 7th-grade classrooms and asked students about their middle school social experience.  In comment after comment, students shared that “judgment” by peers is especially hard. Snide looks and rude remarks by some students contributed to feelings of self-consciousness. One student shared, “I feelContinue reading “Middle School Stuff #1: Judgment”

BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #9

Over the past year, I’ve been sharing posts about the Friendship Truths from BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships. These truths normalize everyday experiences and help preteens, teens, and adults navigate relationships. Here’s the final post in this series, Friendship Truth #9. Friendship Truth #9: You Choose Which ofContinue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #9”

BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #8

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 truths #1, #2,  #3, #4, #5, #6Continue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #8”

BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #7

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”

BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #6

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, andContinue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #6”

BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #5

In BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships, I share nine “Friendship Truths.” These truths help kids (and adults) navigate relationships with more social awareness, whether it’s changing friendships, conflict, or mistakes. I’m diving into the nine Friendship Truths in this series of posts. Here are the posts about Friendship TruthsContinue reading “BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #5”

BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #4

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”

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”