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Children and their friends influence each other's behaviors in many ways. Through interaction with their peers, children learn how to cooperate, solve problems and get along with others. Here we advise parents on how to help their children make friends, deal with bullies and cliques, and, as they grow older, prepare for healthy and safe dating and sexual relationships. Special attention is given to specific tips for children who are shy, socially anxious, or impulsive and disruptive.

Friends and Social Life

Trouble with Other Kids

Sex and Dating

Fostering Community

How to Get Your Child and Teen Involved in the Community
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