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queenofthecastle March 3rd, 2010 09:16 AM

Shy Kids: How to Help Kids Make Friends
 
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Dear Mr. Dad: Our daughter is very shy and seems to have very few friends. My wife and I worry that there’s something wrong with her and we want to help her make more friends. What can we do?
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queenofthecastle March 3rd, 2010 09:16 AM

I agree that it's important
 
I agree that it's important to get young kids used to being around other kids their age. I think it teaches them how to interact with others, so there isn't a big shock when they start school.

MindyB August 19th, 2011 02:54 PM

I am dealing with this issue
 
I am dealing with this issue with my 5 year old daughter. We are not pushy, but encourage her to talk to other kids. We make her speak when she is spoken to and explain that this is using good manners.

To help her with kindergarten for the first couple of weeks of school, I met her for lunch and recess and introduced her to some friends, and teachers aides. She is doing much better already!


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