How Children Make Friends (part 2)

What your child needs to know about making friends: Like attracts like.

How Children Make Friends (part 1)

What your child needs to know about making friends: First steps to friendship.

Make New Friends But Keep the Old… Or Not

Friendships don’t always last—especially for children. Here are some ways you can help your child cope with the end of a friendship.

Children's Growing Friendships

What is your child's current level of friendship understanding? Here are ages and stages of children's friendships.
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Pornography for Tweens, at a Mall Near You!

As soon as my sister-in-law and her 12-year-old daughter entered the Abercrombie and Fitch store, they were faced with a poster-size pornographic image.

Lifting the Burden of Potential

"Potential" is a dangerous word.

Is Your Child Inviting Rejection?

Some children regularly act in ways that make it hard for other kids to accept them. Here are some common off-putting behaviors and alternatives.
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Talking with Children About 9/11

When the walls came down on 9/11, many of us felt like our own foundations were shaken. How do we explain the unthinkable to our children?
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Back-To-School Worries

The start of a new school year can be both exciting and scary. Here are practical ways to help your child move past back-to-school worries.

What Are Social Skills?

There are three main processes that children use to navigate the social world: Seeing, Thinking, and Doing.

Can Boys and Girls Be Friends?

Visit any playground and you'll see it: From about age four onwards, boys mostly play with boys; girls mostly play with girls. Are boy-girl friendships doomed to dissolve?