Helping Young Children Make Friends

Remember to teach your kids if you want to have friends - you have to be friendly. Teach your kids to be friendly, how to say, "Will you play with me?" 

Teach them to share and to take turns. You can also use a three minute timer to indicate when their turn is over. That makes a kid feel more secure that they have had their fair share of time. 

Remind your child about making good eye contact and model the behavior yourself. This helps kids take the manners they've learned from home into the classroom.