It’s really hard to watch your child have difficulty making friends.You may worry that they’re unhappy and search for ways to fix what you perceive as a problem. The good news is that it’s not always something that we need to fix! If you think your child is having trouble socially, first—take a deep breath. There are some simple strategies you can use to discover what exactly is going on, if there’s a problem at all, and what you can do to help if necessary.
It’s hard to watch your child go through something challenging, especially something that feels so out of your control. Keep in mind that facing reasonable difficulties can strengthen resilience so don’t be too quick to try to fix it. By following these steps, you are doing your best to help your child feel fulfilled socially and emotionally. And at the end of the day, remember that friendships and relationships look different for everyone. By listening, communicating, and offering support, you’re giving your child the best foundation for making friends in a way that works for them.
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