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Dealing With "Mean Girls"

 

"Mean Girls" may be a funny movie, but dealing with real-life mean girls can be torture for kids. I joined KATU Afternoon Live with tips on how to help your child navigate these situations.

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Girls & Friendships

 

From cliques to frenemies, girls' friendships can be complicated and emotional. I join KATU Afternoon Live with tips on how to help your daughter navigate the sometimes difficult road of girls and relationships.

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When She Holds on too Tightly to her Friendships

Have you noticed when you hold on too tightly to someone they tend to distance or pull away? This is a concept that many teen girls haven’t quite learned yet. This behavior is driven by fear. Fear of losing someone you don’t want to lose. Fear of being alone. Fear of not belonging....

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Helping Her with Friendship Pitfalls

Now that the school year is in full swing, you may notice that your daughter is already having some friendship issues. Whether it’s getting caught in the middle, having your BFF suddenly ignore you or not getting invited to a get together, your daughter might be feeling the ground shifting...

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Girls Hiding Themselves: Not letting others in

I’ve had a few clients lately that are experiencing sadness, loneliness and a lack of friendships. These girls were unaware that their sadness and loneliness was caused by a lack of connection with peers. Each client had trouble showing her peers who she is… what she thinks, what she...

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Letting Our Girls Handle Their Friendships (even when they are being treated poorly)

This has happened in my life recently, and I thought it would be important to talk about. A common response is to “mama bear” it. Mama bears attack to protect their young. We all have some mama/papa bear in us. You want to pick up the phone and say, “Hey, your kid is being mean....

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