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Grappling with Girl Friendships // with Jessica Speer
Episode 184th January 2022 • Know Them, Be Them, Raise Them • Carmelita Tiu
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Mean girls. Queen bees.  Wannabes.  We've all felt or witnessed the ups and downs of female friendship, especially during those tween and teen years.

In this episode, author Jessica Speer chats with host Carmelita Tiu, and explains why tween & teen girls have friendship struggles, sheds light on friendship truths, and shares tips and advice on how moms can help their daughters navigate these challenging times.

Jessica discusses:

  • The basis of friendship evolves as kids grow up 
  • How friendship struggles aren’t unique to girls; boys have them too
  • The importance of a growth mindset when it comes to friendship
  • What secondary trauma is and how if we overreact, our kids will stop sharing with us
  • How to encourage self-awareness through dialogue, quizzes, and ongoing conversations about friendship
  • Why we should avoid labeling kids
  • Teaching your daughter that you don’t have to be friends with everyone, not everyone is going to like you, and you’re not always going to be included

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