Not only that, usually the tendency for children to have difficulty making friends is when the child is exposed to a new environment, such as when you just moved house or when you invite your little one to visit a relative’s house for the first time. Finding a child who is always alone and has difficulty getting along is certainly a blow for you parents. There are times when their peers are cool playing and running around with other children, while your child just sits in silence.
This of course will be a separate concern for you. As parents, we certainly want the best for our beloved baby. When the child has problems with socializing with the environment, a wise mother will help the child overcome this.
Well, below are some things parents can do to help children who don’t have friends:
1. Teach Children Friendship Skills
Before your child has friends, the child must first know how to be a good friend. Friends skills such as listening, sharing and being willing to change with each other are skills that children must have in order to become good friends. Start teaching your child about being a good friend to other children. The way they should listen to and share with each other as appropriate. To be a good friend, it is very important to teach them how to play, interact with other children and take turns playing. Because the most important part of a game is learning to share toys, take turns in play and work together to achieve one goal.
Another way to help children make friends is to invite their peers around the house to play to your house. No need to wait on birthdays or holiday time to gather the kids to play with your child. You can even set up an open house for people in your neighborhood to stop by and introduce themselves with their parents. In addition, this will also make you have more friends, namely the parents of your child’s friends.
3. Pay attention to quality not quantity
You don’t need to worry or feel sorry if it seems that you see your child doesn’t have many friends. Because there are some children who are less interested in large groups. They may prefer to have a few good friends. For that, don’t encourage children to have lots of friends. On the other hand, a wise mother will help the child to make some friends to replace him and support the child in a positive environment.
4. Never Forced Children
Seeing a child who is just sitting alone as if isolated while his peers are playing happily may make parents a little annoyed. But never force your child to make new friends or even drag children around to play and join other children. Because too forceful children will make other children even away from your child because they think your child is strange and looks unpleasant. For this reason, instead of forcing children to make relationships with other children, try to slowly persuade children and ask what makes them not want to join. After knowing the reason, at least you can find a solution to the cause.
Those are some ways to help a child who has no friends. The most important thing in helping children who don’t have friends is never to force them to make friends immediately, on the contrary, give them opportunities and opportunities slowly so that children can adjust.