KIDS NEED FRIENDS! Youngsters who boss, brag, gossip, or are shy prevent the friendships that could help them grow.
Parents can teach children how to make friends by using fun discussions. But teaching isn’t telling. Teaching is getting kids to think by asking thoughtful questions, listening well, and appreciating their good ideas.
This method helps your child know you care, opens them up to sharing their thoughts, and then listening to your good advice.
No criticism! It will shut your child down.
Today’s parenting video includes 6 meaty discussions to help kids see what goes into making friendships. Use one discussion idea a week. This will help them think more deeply about each topic.
Depending on your family schedule, you can have these chats at dinner, in the car, before bedtime, or whenever is good for everyone.
Think about the discussion idea ahead of time and develop your own friendly conversation questions.
Below the video you will see the script. Feel free to copy the discussion ideas and add them to a binder to use whenever you need them. Enjoy the family bond that comes from wholesome chats like these.
Please listen to this brief YouTube Video now,
Socially Smart Kids - 6 Parenting Discussions with Children at:
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