It may seem to you that your teen spends an inordinate amount of time on the telephone with friends or listening to music—it’s part of what makes teens who they are. Friends are important in the lives of teens. Helping your child learn the skills required to make friends and keep them is critical at this age. We’ve shared some ideas with you on this topic:

Teenagers often develop friendships through recreational activities. Help your teen get involved in sports, clubs, or other activities to make new friends.

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