Teen Milestone: Defining Friend Groups
Have you noticed your teen is only spending time with a select few friends lately? Great news! Your young person is starting to define their friend groups and learning to value the quality of friendships over quantity. Since it is common for peer groups to shift during adolescence, it is important for your teen to be exposed to multiple friendship circles. Peers play a critical role in teen development and can serve as a positive, motivating influence for your teen. Expose your teen to a variety of influences by encouraging participation in school clubs, team sports, community organizations, and more.