Here it is: The one question you should ask your tween or teen during a friendship crisis. (And straight from the mouths of the kids I work with.)
“My daughter’s best friend has started being mean to her at school. What should I do?”
“My son is clearly upset, but he won’t tell me what happened at school. What do I say to him?”
If you’re the parent of a tween or teen, you’ve probably wrestled with a similar scenario. Parenting a young adult is difficult, in part, because as kids get older, the problems they face get harder and we feel less effective in our attempts to help them.