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Ep 83: Problems Making Friends (Listener Question)


This episodes responds to a listener question highlighting something so many parents worry about. How do we know if our children or teens are struggling making / keeping friends and if they are – when and how do we help??
In this episode I’ll share how best to uncover any potential issues and then how to support them to make the very best of friendships for them.

Here are the highlights:
(00:30) Leslie’s question
(02:27) Building a tribe
(06:45) Figure out your starting point
(12:26) The fear of initiating
(15:24) Our children value different things from friendships
(18:52) Green friends and red friends
(22:20) Finding friendship through common interests
(26:06) Connecting with their own judgment

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