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How can my child practice friendship-making skills?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Just telling your child about the skill is not enough. Your child needs to try out the skill with other children. The best kids for your child to practice with are peers she doesn’t already know and those who are younger or less skilled. Keep the practice session short, and stand back at a comfortable distance! If your child is having problems in the group, offer suggestions only privately–never in front of other kids. Make sure you practice the sessions at home. Get the other family members involved!

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