In our series of Building Leadership, Máire Cassidy shares with Rosemont parents some ideas on the topic of How to support our teens when friendships change.Friendships are an important part of our teens lives. They are also a great opportunity for our teens to grow and mature into the kind of person that they want to be.  Máire explores how as parents and caring adults we can have a greater understanding of how our teens mature in and through changes in friendships and friend groups.  She discusses how parents can support them in this process.  She also addresses the challenge of toxic language online. How as parents you can help your teens transform toxic language in social media into that of kindness, compassion, acceptance, resilience, and vulnerability? Máire also explores how we can help teens build coping mechanisms when under pressure. And finally, the central role of parents and what supports Rosemont offers parents as you navigate this role.   Bibliography:  – 13 Things Strong Kids Do: Think Big, Feel Good,Act Brave, Amy Morin. – 13 things mentally strong parents don’t do, Amy Morin.   – Building Leadership talk: Helping our teens navigate friendships, link to recording on Rosemont’s website: Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture by Meg Meeker (Help her to Find Good Friends (and Deal with the Bad ones), Chapter 15.   – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Seán Covey (plus workbook)– Boundaries, Henry Cloud and John Townsend (ch 8)