The nature of children's peer interactions and friendships changes as they develop and grow. Read on for expert articles and useful information on the evolving nature of young friendships and tips for facilitating your child's social success.

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    5 Ways to Promote Preschool Sharing

    Here are five ways to get started fostering the important skill of sharing in your preschooler.

  • 2.

    5 Reasons Kids Fight

    Got a sibling rivalry brewing at home? Before you know what to do, it's good to know why your kids are fighting in the...

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    Living With Your Child's Imaginary Friend

    Imagine a friend who goes everywhere you want to go, does everything you want to do, and always takes your side. Imagine...

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    Friendships During the Preschool and Childhood Years

    During early childhood, the main ingredients in forming friendships are opportunity and similarity. To become friends,...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    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...

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    Know Your Odds: How Middle School Kids Get Hurt

    Kids get hurt in lots of ways during the middle years. Some of the biggest risks include sex, drugs, depression and...

    Source: EduGuide
  • 7.

    Teaching Tolerance

    With their wide-eyed curiosity and innate sense of justice, children are not born prejudiced. Most experts agree that...

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    Caring and Sharing

    Learning to care for or share with others can be difficult for young children because they are so focused on themselves....

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 9.

    Friends and Friendships

    Introduction Most parents recognize how important and how rewarding friendships are in the lives of children. A...

    Source: NYU Child Study Center
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    Peer Influence

    There is a lot of talk about the negative influence of "peer groups" on teenagers these days. People often forget that...

    Source: Community Action Network