Help Your Child Make Friends (expert)

The Left Out Child: The Importance of Friendship answers these and other questions:
What can parents do to guide the social development of their young children?
Why is it important to be included?
Is it harder to make friends now than it used to be?
How important is it to help your child be more likeable?
What do I do if the teacher or coach doesn’t like my child?
How do I comfort my child when they are picked last or not at all?
How do I help my child overcome shyness and build confidence?
Is there a gender difference in friendships?
What about bullies, should parents intervene?
Ages and stages of friendship
Social skills are simple, but not easy
Ten ways to help your child make friends
15 ways to help kids like themselves

Parent Advice: 5 Ways to End Your Teens’ Behavior Problems

The best time to teach respect, responsibility and resiliency in when children are small. If you have out of control teens, it is not too late to set up boundaries of behavior. Fair, kind and consistent discipline is the best way to work with teens and pre-teens. You will want to read more at

Encouraging Words for Teens, Adolescents and Young Adults

Hello from beautiful Montana:
Wow! Just when our children were raised and became intelligent, thoughtful and kind adults, along came our grandchildren
who needed encouragement and guidance.  Today’s parents and teens face new challenges which make adolescence more troublesome than ever before.  […]

Responsible Children Make Responsible Adults

Parents want responsible children. The world needs responsible adults who will teach children in their circle of influence to assume personal responsibility.
Parents who allow children to experience the natural and/or logical consequences of their actions prepare them to be responsible, reflective, […]