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Who are our children’s friends?

By Sophie Barcant,
BA (Psyc), B.ED
Trainer, Facilitator, Parenting Coach/Consultant

Our children are in new schools, classes and activities and one of their primary needs is to be accepted and feel like they belong. Most of us feel deep concern and somewhat helpless when our children choose friends who appear to lack motivation and discipline.

Friendships become closer and more important and play a key part in allowing adolescents to sort out who they are and where they’re headed. But some of these friendships can literally take them down slippery slopes to tragic ends.

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