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Summer is finally here! Maybe this means a new summer camp, seeing relatives, or hanging around the neighborhood. Summer is often a chance for kids to make new friends; and, by doing activities outside of their usual school friend group, they can make friends who are different from them! Making friends can be hard—especially if it's a new skill, or a skill that got rusty this past year. While making friends who are different from us can be challenging, it’s a very important thing to do, and teaches kids a lot about themselves and others. There are lots of ways to support our kids in this learning.
I’m hoping that this summer is one with lots of new friendships for our kids. Making friends is a skill we will come back to throughout our lives, and one of the best things we can do to support our kids is to be great models for how to make friends and how to be a good friend. Here's to hoping you have a great summer with new friends as well.