Category Archives: Social Skills

  1. 5 Things Parents Should Tell Teens About Dating

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    February 10, 2020 by middleearthnj

    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s a great time to think about your teen’s dating life. Dating is …
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  2. “Someone is Spreading Rumors About Me”

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    October 7, 2019 by middleearthnj

    One of the worst things to hear from your child are the words, “someone is spreading rumors about me.” It’s …
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  3. Is your Tween Dating?

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    August 26, 2019 by middleearthnj

    Many middle school students are involved in “romantic” relationships. While you might consider “dating” the process of going places with …
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  4. 8 Ways for your Teen to Set Boundaries and Avoid People-Pleasing

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    April 15, 2019 by middleearthnj

    Last week’s blog discussed the importance and value of setting boundaries. This week, it’s time to help your teen learn …
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  5. Teach your Teen the Importance of Setting Boundaries and Avoiding People-Pleasing

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    April 8, 2019 by middleearthnj

    Many people struggle with maintaining healthy relationships, which are characterized by respect, trust, equality, and honesty. Creating healthy relationships is …
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  6. Teaching Teens to Disagree Respectfully

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    March 4, 2019 by middleearthnj

    Teens need to know that life is full of disagreements, and how you handle them can ultimately determine how successful …
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  7. 7 Ways to Deal with Disrespect from your Teen

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    November 26, 2018 by middleearthnj

    Backtalk. Eye-rolling. Name-calling. Door-slamming. If these are common occurrences in your home, you are likely living with a teenager. While …
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  8. Helping Teens Through Their First Breakup

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    July 9, 2018 by middleearthnj

    “Breaking up is hard to do” say the lyrics in the 1950s song, and truly it is, especially for teenagers, …
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  9. Helping your Daughter Deal with Mean Girls

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    June 3, 2018 by middleearthnj

    Gossip. Name calling. Exclusion. Rumor spreading. Cliques. Backbiting. Manipulation. Cyberbullying. Sadly, the adolescent girl world is full of mean-spirited, controlling …
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  10. How to Tell if your Teen is Lying

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    November 27, 2017 by middleearthnj

    Lying is not uncommon in children. At some point, the majority of older children lie to their parents to: avoid …
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