That the gossip from Seventeen magazine editor Jessica Blatt, who has just penned The Teen Girls Gotta-Have-It Guide To Social Survival: How To Have Fun And Feel Confident In More Than 50 Situations! (Watson-Guptill).
In her book, Blatt deals with every possible tween and teen scenario, from giving a presentation at school, to boys, rumors, and bullies.
But Blatt says the toughest issue teens face is learning to build friendships and communicate with their best friends without too much drama.
Blatt says, Friendships are very hard to form when youre a teen. When theyre that young, girls need the tools to navigate friendships. They need to learn to care for their friends, be honest with them, and talk things out when they fight.
And Blatt says learning to make and keep BFFs is a lesson tweens carry into adulthood.
She adds, Even as adult, Im always dealing with the world of friendship. Its not always sunny and bright, sometimes friendships are hard. But everyone needs friends, no matter how old they are.
Blatts teen survival guide now available in bookstores.
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