Teen friendships are important as they give adolescents a sense of confidence and belonging and help them discover what qualities they value in their relationships.
Knowing how to make and sustain friendships is an important component of pre-teen and teen development. It’s natural for our kids to put more emphasis on their peers during adolescence, but we all know how complicated teen friendship can be. Issues like social media, academic pressures, bullying, peer pressure, and mental health can make teen friendship even more complex.
Watching your teen struggle socially can also be very difficult as a parent, which is why we need a support system for these challenging years.