Forging friendships

Kids can quickly grow discouraged if attempts to make friends come up short. Encourage your child that it takes repeated attempts to connect with others, and that friendships are built through a number of shared experiences. Teach relationship skills too. Does your child know how to ask questions to start a conversation? How to listen well? Is their conversation self-absorbed, or with balanced give and take? Are they inflexible, or able to cooperate?

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