6 Tips on How to Help Your Kids Make New Friends
When your kids are young, they may need your help in breaking into a social circle and making new friends. Here are a few tips you can use as a father and help your children to make new buddies.
1. Familiarize your kids with your neighborhood
It is not necessary that your kids should make friends only at kindergarten or school. Friends can be made just about anywhere and this includes your neighborhood. Instead of being completely clueless about who lives next door, familiarize yourself and your kids to the families living in your neighborhood. This way, you will meet the kids in those families and your children will make friends living next door.
2. Let you children take their own time
When kids are at a young and impressionable age, making friends can be a tough thing to do. This is because they may form instant likes and dislikes about other kids. If you start putting pressure on your kids to make friends and leave them no choice, they will become more frustrated. Children who take more time to socialize or make friends should be left alone for a while. This will help them to gradually adapt to their social environment and formulate their own socializing techniques.
3. Confront your children about the status of their friends
Are you concerned that your kids are lonely and bored all the time? The easiest way of sorting out this problem is to confront them about the status of their friends. Get them to open up anything that may be bothering them. Talk about who their friends are, which type of friends they would like to make or why they aren’t being able to get along with other kids.