Items Tagged ‘friendship’

How childhood friendships boost social, emotional development

August 28, 2018

How childhood friendships boost social, emotional development

By Health Tips for Parents Health Tips for Parents

Making and maintaining friendships are critical to a child’s social and emotional development. Developing healthy friendships early on can help children maintain positive influences and friendships throughout their lives. Forming friendships. “A friendship is a mutual relationship formed with affection and commitment between people who consider themselves as equals,” according to Fred Frankel, PhD, director […]

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Tags: Babies And Children, friendship, lifestyle, technology, teenager, teens, Togetherness


July 12, 2018

Ways to “be there” for someone with anxiety or depression

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

When a family member or friend is feeling sad or anxious, it can be awkward when you don’t know what to say. You want to help — and you definitely don’t want to make matters worse – but how? Lekeisha Sumner and Emanuel Maidenberg, both psychologists and clinical professors of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at […]

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, friendship, psychotherapy, reassurance


Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

February 16, 2017

Parents and their children learn to reduce conflict, boost social skills

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 2,000 families have passed through the doors of the UCLA Parenting and Children’s Friendship Program since it was founded almost 35 years ago. While each of those families faced unique challenges, they were all working toward the same goal: finding better ways to interact. The program helps families accomplish that with small-group parenting courses […]

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Tags: adolescent psychiatry, adolescents, bedtime routines, best friend, caregivers, child psychiatry, depression, Dr. Shilpa Baweja, families, family, friends, friendship