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What to Expect in High School (and what it means for your social life)

There’s no doubt that it’s exciting to start high school. As an incoming freshman, you have tons of great experiences ahead, and chances to make lasting memories! Most kids can’t wait to start attending dances and football games. Your favorite movies suggest that the next four years will be a blast. So why are you [...]

Four ways Independence can help your Social Life

What’s the difference between being lonely and being alone? You might think that’s a trick question. They sound like the same thing. But there is a difference, and recognizing that difference is key to building friendships that last. While being alone can cause you to feel lonely sometimes, a little independence is actually a good [...]

How to stay Social over Summer Break

There’s something a little bitter sweet about the end of school. Even if you’ve been counting down the days since September, you can still feel unsure when that final bell rings. You’ve probably gotten used to seeing your friends every day in class, during lunch, and at after-school activities. In the coming weeks, you may [...]

4 Tips for a Friendship that is Drifting Apart

Sometimes in life, our friendships are totally solid. You find someone who always has your back, year after year, through thick and thin. And while we all strive for the unchanging, unbreakable bonds we see on TV, we sometimes forget that these friendships are a rarity. It’s much more common for relationships to change over [...]

Where to Find Friends: 4 Perfect Places to be Social

You know what you’re looking for in a friend. You want someone who is excited to spend time with you, who shares your interests and gets your jokes. You’re willing to make an effort to show your friend that he/she matters. The only problem is…you’re not sure where to find this friend. A friend should [...]