Episode 128
Episode 128: Helping Kids Make & Keep Friendships (especially in middle school)
Show Notes

Helping Kids Make & Keep Friendships (especially in middle school)

Sometimes friendship can be tricky—especially for kids, and *especially* for those making the big transition to middle school. This week, Laura's talking about this season of parenting, and she shares tangible ways to help a kid going through so many changes find their footing and their people. It can be a hard time for everyone, but just remember: you're all going to make mistakes, and that's okay. As a parent, just try and be a loving support to your kid. That's huge during this season, tbh.

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A Blessing for Your Week

Mama, I hope you remember that you’re doing a great job.

And that’s because you’ve already done some pretty good work in the past.

You’ve given life and love to your child.

A listening ear, a warm hug, clean sheets and a full belly.

You’ve shown them what it means to love and trust another person.

And those are some of the most beautiful gifts anyone could receive.

They are so lucky to have you as their mom.

Simplicity Tip of the Week

Listen, I know this is a tough subject to deal with. And when I come up against something this stuff, I go research to see if I can find some good solutions. Some resources you might want to check out are the Raising Boys and Girls Podcast, and also the book called Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Dr. Michael Thompson. I’d start there, just to see if you can recognize your kid in any of these—or even yourself. I bet you can find some tips that might help your family thrive.

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