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.