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The Power of Friendship

A study has found that children who have friends are less likely to feel sad or depressed as they reach teenage years.

The research found that having one close friend makes a difference.  Lead author Dr Bukowski says "Friendship promotes resilience and protects at-risk children from internalizing problems such as feeling depressed and anxious."  He suggests that parents and teachers can become so focused on academic achievement they overlook the key tool to keeping children emotionally healthy through adolescence.

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