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Importance of Peer Relationships

The nature of children's peer interactions and friendships changes as they develop and grow. We have compiled several expert articles that discuss the importance of peer relationships and how kids relate to people their own age. Learn how to help promote positive friendships in your children's lives and encourage lonely children to seek out new friends.

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  • 11.

    School Adjustment

    Students face many adjustments in school. From year to year, there are changes in teachers, classrooms, school and class...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 12.

    Do Afterschool Programs Give Students a Boost?

    Recent studies suggest that afterschool programs do more than just keep kids occupied during the afternoon. Just what...

    Source: Education.com
  • 13.

    Development of Peer Relationships and Interpersonal Understandings

    School is very much a social place. In fact, for many students, interacting with and gaining the acceptance of peers are...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 14.

    Peer Relations in Middle Childhood

    A positive climate for social and moral growth is one that fosters peer interaction (Nucci, 2001). In middle childhood,...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 15.

    The Importance of Playdates

    A trip to a friend's house may seem ho-hum compared to a ballet class, but it's just as important. Here's why we can't...

    Source: Education.com
  • 16.

    Making Friends in Middle School

    Making good grades probably tops your list of goals for your middle school student, but making friends is also...

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 17.

    Children's Peer Relationships

    Children's friendships have inevitable ups and downs. Yet the feelings of satisfaction and security that most children...

    Source: Educational Resource Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)
  • 18.

    Children Who Just Watch

    While many young children, when given the opportunity, will immediately engage in play with others, families and early...

    Source: National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • 19.

    Positive Aspects of Peer Pressure

    When you hear the word "peer pressure," what do you think about? Drugs, stealing, bullying, maybe? But, what about the...

    Source: Education.com
  • 20.

    Promoting Friendships for Preschool Children with Special Needs

    Preschool children with special needs often face difficulties in social-emotional development. Here's how teachers and...

    Source: NYU Child Study Center