Summer vacation isn’t just a time to take a break from homework and over-wrought extracurricular schedules, it can also provide kids (and parents!) with a well-needed respite from school drama — the interpersonal turmoil characterized not just tween and teen relationships, but grade-school friendships as well.
So as we prepare to enter back into the fray of hundreds of kids co-existing and often competing with one another at school, a new study sheds interesting light on the middle-school playing field when it comes to friendships. In a nut-shell: Friendships forged in middle school just don’t last. As in, barely ever.