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How To Help Your Child Make Friends In A New School

Brennan Barrett

Starting a new school can be difficult for even the most self-assured children. The idea of making friends in a new school environment can be a major source of anxiety for kids, but you can and should help your child make new friends. After all, according to the Child Mind Institute, making a new friend can be as important to your child's development as making a good grade. Follow these tips to help your child make friends and get the new school year off to a good start.

Talk It Out

Sometimes just expressing their anxiety about talking to others can help kids calm down. Talk about your own experiences with your child, explaining how you typically make new friends. You may discuss how important it is to treat others respectfully and wait one's turn in line. Sharing your own wisdom on the topic can be valuable for your child.

Ask Open-Ended Questions

In order to figure out what problems are preventing your child from making friends, it's important to get to the heart of the matter. However, many kids are hesitant to just start blabbing about painful topics. Gently ask open-ended questions about how they interact with other kids to see where you can best offer advice. Some open-ended questions can include:

  • How do you handle it if you don't know where you can sit in the cafeteria?
  • What would you do if you saw someone sitting by themselves in the cafeteria?
  • What do you do when you see a bully picking on someone?
  • Can you talk about the last time you really wanted to be friends with someone?
  • What would your ideal friend be like?
  • How do you wish that you could act differently towards other kids at school?

These are just a few of the questions that you may want to ask to dig deeper into what may be preventing your child from making the friendships they deserve.

Invite Others to Activities

One of the easiest ways for your child to make friends with others is to arrange playdates for them. If you get to know the parents of the other kids in your child's class, you can easily invite them out for a bite to eat or a museum exhibit. When kids get to spend time together outside of school, it can be easier for friendships to develop.

Finally, keep in mind that your child may have some bumps along the way when it comes to making friends. While you don't want to worry about every friendship dilemma, it's important to talk about the importance of friendship on a regular basis, and a discussion on how to best nurture friendships can help kids remember the best ways that they can be a friend to others.

For more tips on helping your child have a productive school experience, contact a counselor at a local private school.