10 Tips for Helping Young Kids Make Friends

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Take a Step Back

Walk the tightrope between helping your child and letting her work it out on her own. At times, ask her whether you could help by setting up a playdate, talking to a teacher or role-playing—but at times, let the child work out social issues herself. Always give your child empathy, but provide the space for her to reflect on her experience.