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Helping Your Child Make Friends and Build Positive Friendships: Social Skills to Last a Lifetime

Christensen,Camie_hsAt every age, children vary greatly in how they make friends, keep friends and handle challenges such as conflict, bullying, rejection or bad influence. So, to what extent can effective, positive social skills be taught? And what is the appropriate role of parents in helping children build these important life skills? Camie Christenson, Program Director at St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, brings wisdom and practical strategies to this week’s lively and heartfelt discussion of how to help your child make friends and be a friend.

 

How does your child usually approach other children when meeting them for the first time? What challenges has your child faced in getting along with peers? What ideas did you hear in this Mom Enough discussion about how you might help your child strengthen his or her social skills?

 

For 5 tips for helping your child make new friends, click here.

For Marti’s advice on expressing your concerns when you disapprove of your child’s friend, click here.

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