Some children make new friends easily. Others struggle to connect with their peers and can feel isolated and ostracised. For parents it can be very painful to watch their child excluded from play or to witness the child’s sadness at missing out socially.
Parents have a very significant role in helping their child “fit in” with their peers. A child’s first social contact is with his/her parents. When you play with your child, you can show him/her how to take turns; how to use humour in play; how to share; that different ways of playing are okay.