Friends and Socializing

Show BAND-AID® Your Child's Star Power! (Sponsored)

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Which Social Media Are Most Popular with Kids and Are They Healthy?

Do you know how popular Facebook or other social networking sites are among school-age kids? Consider these surprising statistics: More than 1 billion registered users are on Facebook, with 11 percent aged 13 – 17, and 29 percent aged 18 - 29. » Read more

The Popularity Game: Teaching Kids How To Cope

By Sally Sacks www.sallysacks.com » Read more

Shy Kids: How to Help Kids Make Friends

By Armin Brott, www.mrdad.com

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? » Read more

Social Challenges in Grade School: How You Can Help

By JustMommies

The elementary school years are crucial to a child’s social development—it’s when he or she finds a “best friend,” learns to play well with other kids, and is exposed to other cultures or religions. » Read more

Do Electronics Prevent Your Child from Learning Real Social Skills?

When summer vacation rolls around, many kids start spending more free time playing electronic games, posting on social networks and texting (not to mention watching more TV). More than half are connecting to electronics instead of linking with friends—in person. » Read more

Child’s Play: Teaching Your Child Social Skills

Kids don’t always play fair. It is a fact of life that your child may at some point be picked on or feel left out, but take heart – when your child encounters difficult social dynamics it can actually be a good teaching opportunity for you and an invaluable learning experience for your child. » Read more

Mean Girls: How to Help Your Daughter Cope

As your daughter grows and finds herself in a social setting with other females, she might come across her first mean girl. Why certain girls turn out to be “mean” may be the result of anything from stress to cockiness to bad influences or lack of self-control. What kind of advice will you give your daughter? » Read more

10 Warning Signs that Your Child is Being Bullied

According to the latest statistics released (2010), about 15 percent of all children are bullied at some point in their K-12 school years. More than half of students report that they've seen bullying take place at their school, and about 10 percent of students either drop out or switch schools at some point because they're being bullied. » Read more