Category Archives: Social Skills

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 7 Ways to Have a Great Thanksgiving with Teens

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    November 20, 2017 by middleearthnj

    Thanksgiving is a time to feel grateful, but sometimes gratitude isn’t our first thought when facing holidays with teenagers. Many …
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  5. How to Deal with a Self-Absorbed Teen

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    July 31, 2017 by middleearthnj

    It is absolutely normal for teenagers to be self-centered. Adolescence is a time of rapid change, and being focused on …
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  6. How to Deal with a Teen Know-It-All

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    July 3, 2017 by middleearthnj

    Teens are in that awkward stage between childhood and adulthood. As they mature, youth are constantly striving to be more …
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  7. How to Handle Your Tween’s First Crush

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    February 13, 2017 by middleearthnj

    Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. That seems wonderful until your tween is the one who …
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