Socializing and Friends

Which Social Media Are Most Popular with Kids and Are They Healthy?

Do you know how popular Facebook or other social networking sites are among school-age kids? Consider these surprising statistics: More than 1 billion registered users are on Facebook, with 11 percent aged 13 – 17, and 29 percent aged 18 - 29. » Read more

The Wrong Crowd: When Your Kid’s Friends Are A Bad Influence

By Nancy Da Silva

Your child will have many influences on his road to adulthood; some good, some bad. We hope, as we raise our children that we are teaching them to be decent, responsible people, but what happens when your child comes in contact with someone whose influence counters yours? » Read more

Do Electronics Prevent Your Child from Learning Real Social Skills?

When summer vacation rolls around, many kids start spending more free time playing electronic games, posting on social networks and texting (not to mention watching more TV). More than half are connecting to electronics instead of linking with friends—in person. » Read more

Mean Girls: How to Help Your Daughter Cope

As your daughter grows and finds herself in a social setting with other females, she might come across her first mean girl. Why certain girls turn out to be “mean” may be the result of anything from stress to cockiness to bad influences or lack of self-control. What kind of advice will you give your daughter? » Read more

10 Warning Signs that Your Child is Being Bullied

According to the latest statistics released (2010), about 15 percent of all children are bullied at some point in their K-12 school years. More than half of students report that they've seen bullying take place at their school, and about 10 percent of students either drop out or switch schools at some point because they're being bullied. » Read more

Is Your Daughter A Mean Girl?

By Norka Blackman-Richards, 4realwomen.com

She is overly concerned with her hair, clothes and what boys think or say about her. She withholds her friendship from other girls based on their hair, clothes or popularity She has an exclusive group of girlfriends and is not open to form friendships with other girls that don’t belong to that circle Most adults think she is adorable but most of her pe » Read more