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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  • 11.

    Development of Self-Concept in Diverse Students

    An individual’s self-concept is the complex product of all life’s experiences (Christensen & Dahle, 1998)....

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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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
  • 13.

    Types of Children's Conflicts

    Today, educators are spending as much time helping children learn nonviolent methods of solving problems as they spend...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 14.

    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...

  • 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...

  • 16.

    Bullying and the Special Needs Child

    Emerging research indicates that a child with a disability is more likely to be physically or verbally bullied than his...

  • 17.

    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
  • 18.

    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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    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
  • 20.

    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