As my daughters have progressed through elementary school and into middle school, it’s been interesting to observe the changing social norms of boy-girl friendships. Some years, these friendships were natural. Boys were invited to birthday parties and over to play. Other years, that was no longer okay. Invite lists included only girls, school lunch tables were mostly divided by gender as were games on recess.
Friendships can be confusing, especially for kids. Given the wide range of social skills in a single classroom, it’s no wonder that friendship struggles regularly unfold. In my work with kids, I like to explore the hidden truths of friendship. As I share these truths, I always feel a collective sense of relief in the… Continue reading Five Hidden Friendship Truths that Confuse Kids (and Adults too)