For lots of children, the most important, and most anxiety provoking, aspect of starting the new school year is the social component. Making and keeping friends and developing strong social skills is harder today than it was when we were growing up. And some kids find making friends especially challenging. On this week’s show, you will get some incredible expert advice on how to help your child conquer his social challenges from mom, psychologist, and author, Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. Eileen has a particular interest in childhood friendships and is the author of two wonderful books on this topic: Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential and The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends. Make sure to tune in to learn:
What 3 types of children have the most trouble making friends and why
Why playdates are so important
How to help your child overcome his social challenges
How to encourage friendship between siblings
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