Baby’s First Bestie: Best Ways to Help Toddlers Make Friends – Almost every parent worries about some aspect of his or her child’s social life. Will she make friends at school? Will people think he’s a weirdo because of that strange noise he makes? How will she find a prom date if she can’t even survive a play date?
Kids begin to worry about friendship issues around the age of seven when they enter an extremely judgmental period of their cognitive development, but parental anxiety about a child’s social skills can kick in much earlier.
A lot of shy kids have trouble greeting others, looking down and mumbling when they have introduced a behavior that can be interpreted by other kids as a lack of interest in being friends. The little lessons you educate your kids throughout the day will have an impact on their ability to make friends
Every parent wants their child to have friends. And however reluctant they may be to admit it, every child wants the same. When the Children’s Society asked children what made their children happy, friendship was the factor they mentioned most.