Posts Tagged: friendships

Accepted and Rejected Children in School-Age Friendships

The good news for parents is about 80% of children fall within the “accepted” children friendship group. 1 These children have at least one friend who protects them from experiencing long, lonely days in school. The 20% However, the remaining 20% are part of the “unclassifiable” group; they may have no friends at all. Psychologists…

The Power of Childhood Friendships

Some of us can still fondly remember long summer days and recess hours spent with our closest pals, making mud pies, catching ladybugs and generally having lots of fun. As it turns out, the effects of those adolescent friendships last well into adulthood.

This article provides four tips to help you encourage your children to develop strong, meaningful friendships.

Parents Can Help with School-Age Children’s Friendships

By Dr. Marian Fritzemeier, Ed.D. What kind of friends do you want for your school age child? That simple question is complex for many families. The topic brings up memories of parent’s school friendships and feelings about their children’s friendships. Pride or Problems? If the child is well-liked, parents burst with pride. If their child…