Having friends at school can add to a child’s enthusiasm for education. But making new friends isn’t always easy. Remind your child that when looking for friends, it often helps to make the first move. Encourage your child to say “hi” and show an interest in other people. He might ask others to eat lunch or study together. Then he can share stories about what he’s seen or done so people can get to know him better.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Friends indeed: School friendships can boost achievement
Children learn a lot from their friends, such as loyalty, sharing, leading and following. And research says friends can also help children do better in school. Children who know they have friends are more likely to take risks such as trying out for a team or volunteering to do a math problem on the board. Encourage friendships by inviting your child’s friends to your home, or to join your family for an activity.