Unpopular... in elementary school?
"Unpopular" wasn't a word I expected to hear, so young, and from my own son. I felt less equipped to handle the struggle over popularity than any parental challenge so far.
4 tips for helping tweens make friends
By teaching them how to recognize and be a good friend, you can help your child navigate the middle school social scene.
5 tips for summer socializing
The break from school is a great time for kids to hone their friend-making skills.
Seventh grade: The worst year ever.
Did you hate seventh grade? You're not alone. But as a parent, there's plenty you can do to make seventh grade better for your child.
How to navigate girl friendships
Being friends with different groups can be complicated. Here's how to help your daughter manage friendships.
Is your daughter dealing with mean girls?
Learn what being "gaslighted" means and what your daughter can do about it.
Girl friendships | Through a child's eyes
Friendships are a huge part of children’s lives and one of the hardest things for parents to manage. How can you help your child navigate this murky terrain?
10 ways to help siblings grow up to like each other
Dream of your children being close — even best friends — as adults? Here's how to nurture that bond.
Debunking the myth of the BFF
Tips about friendship to ground girls in reality and encourage self-confidence.
How to help your child make (and keep) friends
Learn what it takes for kids to be socially successful.
Dealing with peer pressure
Saying "No" to friends can be hard. Here's how to make it easier.
Nurturing social competence in a child with learning disabilities
Dr. Betty Osman explains how to nurture social skills in a child with a learning disability.
Learning difficulties and social skills: what's the connection?
Learning disabilities affect more than academics. From reading to relationships, LD can create challenges.
Talking to your preschooler: the top-three mistakes parents make
Avoid these conversational pitfalls to improve communication with your child.
Research trends: social information processing and emotional understanding in children with LD
An expert reviews new research on the social interactions of kids with learning disabilities.
Helping kids with learning disabilities understand the language of friendship
Kids with learning disabilities sometimes struggle in social situations. Here's advice on helping your child avoid misunderstandings and conflicts.