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.
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.
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.
How to support your unique, quirky child
When your child behaves differently from others, it's endearing — but is it OK? Read on to put your mind at ease and find ways to celebrate your child's unique nature.
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.