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To protect your privacy, no one other than Dr. Eileen and her helper will be visible on screen. Questions will be submitted during the event via chat or ahead of time, through an online form, and read by Dr. Eileen or her helper. Any identifying information will be edited out. This is a safe place for you to ask the questions you haven't been able to ask.

What You'll Learn

This course is filled with practical ideas you can use right away.

  • Easy ways your child can reach out to make friends

  • The common myth that gets in the way of children making friends

  • How to help your child avoid annoying other kids

  • Key questions to help your child make wise choices about friendship groups

  • Specific ways kids can say what they mean without being mean

  • How your child can learn to say no to unhealthy peer pressure

  • How to deal with teasing and bullying (and how to tell the difference)

  • Essential strategies for moving past unavoidable friendship rough spots


Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD

I'm an author, clinical psychologist, and mom of four, based in Princeton, NJ (lic. #35SI00425400). I write about parenting, mental health, and children's feeling, friendships. My recent books include: Moody Moody Cars (for ages 4-8), Growing Friendships (for ages 6-12), and Kid Confidence (for parents). Learn more at EileenKennedyMoor.com, DrFriendtastic.com, and OpenDoorForParents.com.

Obviously, Open Door for Parents is NOT psychotherapy. It's for educational purposes only about important topics facing families. The ideas mentioned by me or other community members may or may not be relevant for your particular situation.

I trust you to use your judgement about what makes sense for your child and your family and to consult your physician or a mental health provider, if needed, about very serious or complicated situations.

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  •  When Your Child Gets Bullied
  • When Your Child Cries Easily
  • When Your Child Says, “Nobody Likes Me!”