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.
Fixes for 7 common middle school problems
Going from elementary to middle school is a big change. Here's how you can support your child socially, emotionally, and academically.
Helping a kindergartner who's learning English build the self-confidence to speak in class
Here are four ways parents can help their kids build the confidence needed to participate in class — even though they’re still learning English.
Teens have less face time with their friends — and are lonelier than ever
According to a new study, teen loneliness rates have surged since 2010, the year the smartphone came into widespread use.
6 things to do when your child says, “Nobody likes me!”
Experts weigh in on how to respond when your child feels disliked, excluded, or friendless.
5 things to do when your child wails "But I don't want to go to school!"
Just in time for back-to-school, experts offer their best advice for handling those inevitable mornings.
GreatSchools’ weekly grade-based newsletters empower parents to support their child’s academic and social-emotional learning. One reader shares the role the newsletters have played in her life.
Where teens hang out
It’s 9:00 pm on a Saturday. Do you know what your teen is up to? Maybe yes, maybe not exactly. Here's what to know before you overreact.
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.