10 Tips for Helping Young Kids Make Friends

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Don’t Add Pressure

This is a common problem for young children, so tread lightly. “During childhood, kids are still learning how to manage their feelings, work together with others … skills that they need to learn in order to succeed in adult relationships,” says Dr. Jennifer Cassatly, a Los Angeles-based psychologist who specializes in child and family therapy. You want to help, but don’t make a big deal about it. Be sure not to bombard your kid with questions about her social circle, and allow her to have some healthy alone time.