Saturday, September 01, 2007

Problems Making Friends

Not all kids are good at making friends and sometimes parents may need to lend a helping hand. Have a talk with your child's teacher and see how your child is with his classmates or better yet ask if you can volunteer as a helper and observe for yourself how your child treats other children and more important how other children treat your child.

Some kids may have low self esteem or are quite shy and may need help developing their social skills. You can talk to your child's school to see if they offer special buddy programs for shy kids or programs to help build your child's self esteem and help to hone their social skills. If they don't offer anything like that they they may know where you can access such things.

It is important to talk to your child and ask how he is feeling with the friendships he has or if he feels like there are problems in that area. Your child usually won't volunteer such information so it is a good idea to ask lots of questions. You can even ask how your child feels about himself. If you have serious concerns about your child's lack of self esteem, it may be a good idea to talk to a professional.

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