“Madison isn’t my friend anymore,” my daughter told me when I asked her why she wasn’t arranging to have a play date with her best friend from school.
“Why aren’t you friends anymore?”
“I don’t know. All of a sudden, she became weird around me and stopped talking to me. Then when I asked her about it, she said, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”
Being a tween in this day and age can be tough, and parenting them can be tough too, especially when you are raising Christian kids. In situations like the one above, it is hard to watch my child grieve over the loss of a good friend, but the fact that the friend doesn’t share the same values might be a blessing in disguise.
Do you have difficulty figuring out when your child should continue working on a friendship and when to help them let it go? Here are some tips on how to successfully love your kids through difficulties with their friends:
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