Do you know who your kid's friends are? The people your kid spends time with influence all aspects of his life and can affect his decision-making. Here's how to help your kid choose good friends and how to gently steer them away from trouble.
Your child's friendships are bound to have ups and downs, but the right approach can help her smooth the bumps. Try these strategies to deal with common social snags. Plus, find out which books your kid can read to learn more about good friendship practices.
When school begins, so do playground weddings. How should you cope with a bad case of puppy love?
Someone often feels left out when odd numbers play together, but you can set ground rules to avoid trio trouble.
How to help your child handle five tough social challenges.
Kids fight over everything from the TV to who gets to sit next to Daddy at dinner. Short of locking each child up in a separate room, what's a parent to do?
Help your child make kindergarten buddies before school even starts.
There are pros and cons to having a best buddy. Help your child navigate the relationship.
Is your child having trouble developing friendships? Help him feel more confident with these tips and activities for making friends at school.
Why cliques form at a young age and how to overcome them.
Trading toys can be a great way for your child to develop social skills. But sometimes the trades can hit some snags. Help your kid master the rules of swapping so he comes away with satisfying exchanges.
Jan Faull, MEd, on how parents can help their child make friends, plus how they can demonstrate being a good friend.
When every day is full of friendship drama for grade-schoolers, should parents step in? Parenting expert Jan Faull, MEd, gives advice on dealing with kids' friendships.
Finding new friends can be scary. Try these ideas to help your child develop new friendships.
If your kid has a special someone, you can teach age-appropriate love lessons.
An expert eases parents' concerns about cliques.
Children often like the idea of secret clubs. But if the club is exclusive or stops your child from meeting new friends, you should encourage him to expand his circle.
Teasing from classmates can bruise young egos. Here's what to do to help your child through tough times on the playground.
Jan Faull, MEd, on helping a couple show support for their theater-loving son, and deal with taunts that he's gay.