Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic - Podcast

Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic is a weekly, 5-minute podcast for kids about making and keeping friends. Each episode features an audio recording of a question about friendship from a kid plus a practical and thought-provoking answer.

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, also known as Dr. Friendtastic, is an author and clinical psychologist based in Princeton, NJ, and a trusted expert on children's feelings and friendships.

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Most Recent Episode

Ep. 49 – Charlotte, Age 8: Feeling different and rejected

Bridging differences by building connections

Ep. 49 – Charlotte, Age 8: Feeling different and rejected

Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic
Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic
Ep. 49 – Charlotte, Age 8: Feeling different and rejected

How to Submit YOUR Question About Friendship!

Kids, do you have a question you’d like Dr. Friendtastic to answer?

Ask your grown-up to use their smartphone's memo function or an audio app to record your question. Hold the phone close to your mouth to make sure the recording is clear. Say:

1) your first name (or a first name)

2) your age

3) a brief question or concern about friendship. (Please don’t mention any friends' names.)

Your grown-up can use the button below or email the audio file to Dr. Friendtastic will answer as many questions as possible. (If you have a very upsetting or emergency situation, please tell a trusted adult you know.)

Featured Episodes - Click to Listen

Episode 35 – Ryan, Age 11: Peers put down his interests

Figuring out whose opinion matters to you

Episode 29 – Abby, Age 9: Dealing with Teasing

How to tell the difference between friendly and unfriendly teasing

Episode 16 – Sam, Age 13: Joining a new group of friends

Understanding the difference between fitting in and belonging

All Episodes - Click to Listen

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Listener Comments

"My 8-year-old listens to all of your Dr Friendtastic podcasts and LOVES them! She is always asking to play them again and if there are any new ones. They are fantastic." - Jen 

"I teared up on this [episode]–knowing if you are becoming a friend is hard if you are 5, 15, 25, 35, etc. Thank you for this awesome podcast." - Cara Goodwin, PhD, writes Parenting Translator newsletter

"We listen to it on the way to school every week. Both of my kids (10 yr old and 8 yr old) listen to it attentively. What a much-needed podcast. Please keep them coming." - Leila

"Honestly, the kids ask questions that are so relevant for ALL ages that I can’t help but read eagerly to see how I can apply it to myself." - Sri Juneja, writes Readable Moments Book Club newsletter

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