The loss of friendship

Today I came across the article below by James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends, and I loved it.

Every single day I talk to kids about friendship — the ups, downs, hurt feelings, exclusions, and more. Friendships come and go, and they end for many different reasons. The loss of a friendship can be painful for a child (or an adult). When your child experiences friendship loss, the author suggests that you: 1) validate your child’s feelings instead of assuring your child that it’ll be ok, 2) ask questions, and 3) offer suggestions only after asking your child if he/she wants to hear them. Click on the link below for more.

Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Friendship:



One response to “The loss of friendship”

  1. cajuncart says :

    Ms. S, this is so important…and as you say, both for children AND adults. Thank you for sharing this wisdom and advice!

    Ms. T

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