Watch as Parents gives your child a quick tip on how to make friends when going back to school!
Being apprehensive about making new friends at the start of the school year is a valid worry for your little one, so put her mind at ease with this helpful tip.
Before going back to school, tell your child that somewhere in her new classroom is a boy or girl just waiting to be her friend.
Of course, this will lead to questions along the lines of "What's her name?" or "What does he look like?" Since you don't know the answer to these questions, discuss some clues she can look for when learning how to make friends. Someone giving her a friendly smile or sitting next to her at lunch are signs that he or she wants to be friends with your child.
Encourage her to look for other students who share her interests, as this could be the person who could be her first good friend!
This quick back to school tip is a great way to set the stage for your child to find a friend and get excited about the upcoming school year!