The line between friend and frenemy can be hard to clearly define. Teens and tweens need to educate themselves on how to spot a toxic friendship and how to identify healthy relationships.
Without fail, my office is flooded every year with reports of mean girls and friendships gone wrong. This behavior begins in elementary school and continues well into middle school. I created a small group friendship lesson that educates girls on how to self assess their own behaviors, evaluate their friendships, and begin healing or moving away from some of those relationships. It’s important to have healthy friendship activities for kids in your toolbox of counseling lessons. Using a “friendship scale,” girls begin to see that everyone can move back and forth along the spectrum of healthy and unhealthy behaviors. The idea is to recognize that and move towards the healthy side and have healthy friendship boundaries.
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