Toxic relationships are on the rise! They are friendships which aren’t healthy – they’re not about mutual respect, trust, and sharing. Instead, they are manipulative, controlling, one-sided and make our children feel awful about themselves.
In this episode I will talk about how we can spot the signs our child or teen is in a toxic friendship and how we can then best support them to get out of it – and the answer isn’t to go all guns blazing and tell them to stop spending time with them!
Here are the highlights:
(01:03) Red and Green Friends
(04:15) The signs of a toxic friendship
(10:36) Do not villainize the other child
(14:28) Acting with a growth mindset
(17:55) The power of listening
(20:25) Friendship is like a game of Jenga
(25:48) Stopping the cycle of toxic relationships
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