When parents observe shyness in their child, they may wonder if it is normal or cause for concern. For instance, in social situations, the child may cling to their parent, be hesitant to speak, reluctant to interact with others, and play alone when in groups more often than other children their age.
Many boys have told me how they struggle to understand the nuances of being a good friend: indeed many find it confusing and often their attempts to show their affection or desire for connection end up in moments of public embarrassment. For the purposes of this blog, I will be focusing on same-sex friendships simply […]
My mum friends mean the world to me. Not only do they understand every aspect of my crazy, tired, busy, frustrating one minute but then heart-exploding joy the next life, they support and encourage me through it. I honestly don’t think I could do any of it without them. They. Are. The. Best. If you also have […]
Dear Friend, I’m sorry I’m not the greatest friend in the world. I could be so much more attentive and involved, make so much more effort. Kind of like I used to, before having kids.