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It is hard to imagine something more upsetting than seeing your child struggle to fit in. Most parents struggle to understand why something that comes so easily to most kids, evades theirs. The answer to that question, and many others, is in this category. By the way, you should also check out our tips for teens. It has tips, strategies, and advice that you can use to help your child—no matter his age.

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What are Social Skills?

If you want to know what social skills really are, and why they are so important, go here.

Social Skills Milestones ages 1-14.

These are some of the most important social milestones your child should be reaching between the ages of one and fourteen.

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7 Signs Your Child is Being Bullied

Unless your child tells you he or she is being bullied, or has visible signs such as bruises, it can be hard to detect. Children who are bullied often suffer in tortured solitude because they are afraid of the repercussions of telling someone. With that in mind, here are seven common warning signs you can [...]

What to do, and not do, if your child is being bullied.

bullied child

As you might imagine, the topic of bullying comes up a lot in our social skills classes. It is an unfortunate fact that kids who struggle socially are much more likely to be targeted by bullies than their socially adept peers. However, given the right set of circumstances anyone can become a victim of bullying. [...]

The Right Way, and the Wrong Way to Deal with your Child’s Challenges

Oftentimes parents don’t want to bring up the social difficulties they see their kids having, because they are afraid of making them feel bad. Another reason parents give me is that they don’t want to draw the attention of others by bringing it up. I hear this fairly regularly during consultations, and my response to [...]

4 Things to Discuss with Campers who Struggle Socially

Sending your child off to camp for the summer can be nerve-wracking. It may make you especially anxious if you have a child that struggles socially. Even if you’ve followed all our advice on picking out the right camp and equipping your child with the social skills he will need for it, you might still [...]

3 Questions to Ask a Child Who Believes all the Good Friends Are Taken

As a parent, you never want to see your child mistreated by his (or her) friends. When you see your child being teased, excluded or taken for granted, your natural reaction may be to encourage him to make new friends who will appreciate and care about him. But when you do that, you might find [...]