Making Friends

Lonely Teen

Q:  My son is a junior in high school and has been back to school over two weeks.  I am concerned my teen is lonely. He rarely eats lunch at school and spends most of the weekends online. He told me he was going to social events last year, but it turns out he didn’t. …

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My Child is Lonely, What Should I Do?

Lonely Child

Questions involving lonely children and teens have been coming up a lot recently. Parents are struggling with the pain associated with loneliness – parents of all ages and circumstances. Q: What Can I do if My Child is Lonely? If you notice a pattern, i.e. your child’s friends aren’t talking to her, help her figure …

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Want Less Stress with Your Socially Challenged Teen? Learn To See the Little Wins

Socially Challenged Teen

Help your Socially Challenged Teen As parents of a socially challenged teen, we often look for big change and big wins. We want to hear that our teenager is “getting it” and that they are really willing to change, however, to help your socially challenged teen, recognize and appreciate that change happens with little wins, …

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What to Do When Your Teen Can’t Seem to Make Friends You Approve Of

can't seem to make friends

He can’t seem to make friends, or the friends he does make, you don’t like. More than likely, you already know that banning anything rarely works. When you push, they pull. This goes for your teen’s friendships too. What is the answer? Collaboration. What To Do When Your Teen Can’t Make Friends or the Friends …

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Social Awareness and Rejection Sensitivity

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  Halloween had always been a highlight in our house. Our little kids love the costumes, the anticipation, the decorating, the planning of routes with friends – and of course the candy. The Halloween Popularity Contest and The Un-Invited Child Halloween is around the corner and for many parents, this holiday now fills us with …

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Encourage Social Skills Development

I take great pride in sharing with you the information that professionals know about how to encourage social skills development in people, especially those with lagging executive function skills. Consequently, I believe that the more information you are given, the better you can to support it. Be Patient: Transformation happens very slowly. As a parent, …

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Rejection Sensitivity & ADHD

When you experience Rejection Sensitivity, you have a heightened reaction to a real, perceived or even anticipated event, person or situation. This reaction feels all-consuming and mammoth inside you and it’s crushing – even crippling! When this event occurs, even if it is a small non-event to most, it feels enormous and can literally is …

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