Friends

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.

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5 Ways to Help Children Be More Inclusive of Other Kids

It's not unusual for children to form homogeneous cliques and leave out kids that look different than them. But here are ways parents can help their kids expand their social circle.

Study Shows The Best Kinds of Friends Are The “Mean” Ones

So if you’re lucky enough to have a Dorothy in your life, do your best to keep her around—sassy quips and all.

How to Help Your Kid Keep Long-Distance Friendships

Thanks to new video-chat platforms geared toward the youngest internet consumers, kids can easily maintain and grow relationships with faraway friends and family. 

4 Ways to Help Your Child Bond With Playmates Who Have Special Needs

It’s not about pity or charity. When a child finds common ground with a peer who has special needs, the payoff is powerful—for both kids.

Is Your Kid Ready for a Best Friend?

There are pros and cons to having a best buddy. Help your child navigate the relationship.

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Help Your Child Build Friendships

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.

How to Handle Your Child's First Crush

When school begins, so do playground weddings. How should you cope with a bad case of puppy love?