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10 Tips for Helping Young Kids Make Friends

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Identify the Missing Skills

Not all children struggle to make friends for the same reason. Shyness is an obvious hurdle, but your child may also have trouble sharing, working as a team, cooperating or “playing fair” without bossing other kids around. Perhaps she’s extremely sensitive or distrustful, causing her to feel hurt or angry easily. Getting at the root of your child’s struggles will help guide your next steps.