What You'll Learn

For your convenience, this workshop is divided into easy-to-manage sections (about 3- to 10-min. long). It's filled with useful and realistic ideas for helping your child. You'll learn all of the topics below and so much more!

  • The surprising way that kids usually resolve conflicts (It's not what adults generally suggest!)

  • How to help your child cope with jealousy and avoid being an "octopus friend"

  • What to do when a friend says mean things then insists, "I was just kidding!"

  • How to tell whether your child is a good friend to others

  • How to help your child let go of grudges

  • Specific steps to teach your child to be a good sport about winning and losing

  • When you should–and shouldn't–intervene in your child's conflict with another child

Learn how you can help your child handle conflict with friends.


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: EileenKennedyMoore.com * Podcast for kids: DrFriendtastic.com/podcast * Newsletter for parents: DrFriendtastic.substack.com.

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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.