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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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4 Easy Ways to Make Kids More Social From Home (Without Playdates)

You don't need to overload kids with activities in order to encourage social and emotional development at home. Just incorporate these simple ideas into your social-distanced days.

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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.

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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