Why are cliques such a huge part of school?
And why is it SO HARD sometimes to form a group of friends?
How to make people feel included.
How to identify a toxic community—before it’s too late.
Never outgrow the playground.
It felt great to be part of the most popular clique in school. Being thrown out felt…not so great.
Somewhere between delightfully creepy and creepily delightful.
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