Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD


Parenting Blogs on Children’s Feelings and Friendships


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Dr. Kennedy-Moore blogs for Psychology Today about parenting and child development. She also writes an educational and entertaining online advice column for kids at www.DrFriendtastic.com . She is a contributing expert for US News & World Report and PBS Parents and serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine. Click the logos above or scroll down to see more.

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Recent and favorite posts by Dr. Kennedy-Moore on Psychology Today:

Dr. Kennedy-Moore’s Growing Friendships blog on Psychology Today has had over 1.8 million views. The blog focuses on parenting and children’s feelings and friendships. Check out some sample posts below, or visit the full blog list here.


How to be your child’s friendship coach

Help your child learn to forgive

What Are Social Skills?

Is Your Child Inviting Rejection?

Helping Children Who Cry Easily

Is It Bullying…Or Ordinary Meanness?

10 Ways to Help Children Listen Better

Are You a Distracted Parent?

Suicide in Children: What Every Parent Must Know


Dr. Friendtastic 

Friendship advice for kids plus silly quizzes and interesting friendship facts and quotes. Visit www.DrFriendtastic.com

Recent and favorite posts by Dr. Kennedy-Moore on U.S. News & World Report:

Dr. Kennedy-Moore is a contributing expert for U.S. News & World Report, focusing on the social and emotional needs of young children. See sample posts below, or view the full blog list here.

3 Ways to Help a Child Cope With Being Dumped by a Friend
Though friendship breakups can be painful for kids, they are a common part of growing up.

The Promise and Perils of Friendship Threesomes
Kids may have more fun playing in threes, but triads can be difficult to navigate. How parents can help.


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Recent and favorite posts by Dr. Kennedy-Moore on PBS Parents:

Dr. Kennedy-Moore is a contributing expert for PBS Parents, focusing on the social and emotional needs of young children. See sample posts below.



Fights With Friends: Help Your Child Learn to Resolve Conflicts

Encouraging Optimism in Children

What To Do When Your Child Does Something Mean



Parents Magazine videos featuring Dr. Kennedy-Moore

Dr. Kennedy-Moore has been featured in many videos for Parents magazine, offering practical tips about children’s friendships as well as toddler discipline strategies.
Visit Dr. Kennedy-Moore’s YouTube channel to view them all!


Put an End to Back Talk

Handling Aggressive Behavior

Handling First Day of School Worries

Dealing With Meanness and Bullying

How To Help Kids Make New Friends

When Kids Argue With Other Kids

How to Help Kids Who Cry Easily

Strategies for Picky Eaters

Consequences For Bad Behavior

Using Positive Reinforcement


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