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How to Help Your Child Make Friends

Posted by Andrea Smith 12/25/2017

Middle school can be an exciting and challenging time for students. Not only are they are going through physical, social, emotional, and cognitive changes, they are often attending a new school. Switching schools means a brand new learning environment, and that sometimes comes with new, higher expectations. On top of all that, the social landscape has changed and it's time for students to make new friends at school. For some children, making new friends may seem like an impossible task, but we have four ways that parents can help their children make friends and feel more socially confident.

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How to Make Friends in Middle School

Posted by Andrea Smith 10/2/2017

Middle school is a time of transitions. New school, new students, new classes and teachers, more homework and higher academic expectations can all add up to a difficult adjustment period. But, a strong friend group can provide an important support system to help you navigate your way through this time. Friendships also teach important social skills such as communication, cooperation, and problem solving. It might seem scary or challenging to make new friends, but don’t panic. Check out these ways that can help you to make friends in middle school.

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