1. Helping Socially Anxious Children Make Friends at Daycare

    Many toddlers and preschoolers have a bit of trouble making friends at daycare. Even the most talkative, playful child at home can become a bit more reserved in a childcare setting. Children who are a bit socially anxious may avoid large groups of same age peers, may have trouble knowing how to converse with other kids, and may not always want to join in on the rambunctious fun their cohort is enj…Read More

  2. Helping Your Introverted Child to Make Friends: Do’s and Don’ts

    It’s difficult for parents of introverted children to watch their child struggle to initiate conversations, make friends, and socialize in large groups of other children. You can’t force your child to act in an extroverted manner, and you can’t make friends for him, but there are small ways in which you can help him to extend himself in social situations. Do’s: Do try to role play with you…Read More

  3. How to Socialize Your Child in Preparation for Preschool

    If your toddler has been in the care of you, your extended family, or a nanny, and is entering center-based childcare for the first time as a preschooler, you may be apprehensive about the amount of socialization she has received in preparation for her upcoming days in the classroom. Many children enter preschool without previous experience at daycare, and there are ways for you to make sure your …Read More