Why Peer Relationships Are So Important for Adolescent Girls

building positive relationships with peers

When we talk about positive relationships for adolescent girls, the focus tends to be on teaching them about healthy dating practices. But the reality is, positive peer relationships can be even more important for teen girls than romantic relationships.  During the pre-teen and teen years, girls begin to move from focusing on their family relationships…

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Outcasts and Social Isolation in Middle School

social isolation in middle school

For most people, middle school is a pretty tough time. You’re not quite a child anymore, but you’re not a young adult—you’re somewhere in the middle. This also happens to be the age range in which puberty begins for most kids, which just adds to the confusion. Many adolescents at this age end up turning…

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