In this online conversation hour, Dr. Eileen delves into the most pressing questions from parents about kids and friendship. This informal Q&A session covers a wide range of topics from how to deepen casual friendships to recognizing when others feel left out. It also explores the delicate balance between meanness and bullying, and it provides you with practical tips on how to handle teasing that goes too far.

What You'll Learn

Dr. Eileen also gives expert advice on:

  • how kids really make friends

  • strategies for helping your child stand up for themselves in a group

  • handling situations where you don't like your child's group of friends

  • the opportunities and challenges of friendship with friends of friends

  • the impact of social media on kids' friendships

  • the heartbreak of losing a best friend who moves away

  • and so much more.

Get the Answers You Need for Your Child

This informative and insightful Q&A session is broken down into manageable sections, with your busy schedule in mind. You'll gain valuable insights and practical advice to help your child navigate common friendship challenges.


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 feelings and friendships. My recent books include: Moody Moody Cars (for ages 4-8), Growing Feelings (for ages 6-12), and Kid Confidence (for parents). I also host a podcast for children, called Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic. Learn more: * Main website: * Podcast for kids: * Newsletter for parents:

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Obviously, webinars from Open Door for Parents are NOT psychotherapy. They're for educational purposes only about important topics facing families. The ideas mentioned may or may not be relevant for your particular situation.

I trust you to use your judgment 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.