Helping children to make friends

Good day parents, and welcome to a new blog post. Today we are going to be chatting about how to help your children to make friends.

Let’s not beat around the bush, when it comes to home schooling, children really can struggle making friends. In fact, this is one of the biggest concerns that most parents have, when they decide to home school their children.

The good news is that there are many ways that you can help your child. You can play a huge role in improving your child’s social skills. You can really help your child to have a bright and very happy future.

Let’s jump right into some top tips.

Sit back and understand exactly how your child socializes. The very first step is to understand their approach and how they go about things. It is important to understand what they are doing now in order to help them correct this behaviour. Once you know what they are doing, you can help to show them new ways. You can also explain to them the benefits of these new ways.

Role play at home. One of the best things you can do for your child is to help them role play. Practise the things they can do and say when they meet a new friend. If they continuously practice, this will help them to enhance their skills and to get better for real.

Get them talking to new people. One of the best ways that you can help your child is to get them talking to new people. This means when you buy something at the supermarket get them to come with you. Use any excuse anywhere to get them talking to new people. This can be people of all ages and backgrounds. Keep doing this as they will become less and less afraid of chatting to new people.

Praise and reinforce. Remember to always compliment your child. When they do a good job even if it’s in an acting role, praise them. If they speak to a stranger remember to praise them. Keep reinforcing this behaviour and praising them.

Never expect your child to be like their sibling. It is imperative that you understand each child is different. Not only should you never compare your child to their sibling, but you should also never make them feel like they are in competition. Remember that each child is their own unique individual.

We hope that some of these tips will help you. Please do let us know if you have any tips of your own that you would like to add.

As always thank you for reading.

Until next time have a good day guys 🙂