Having friends improves wellbeing, attitudes to learning and academic performance. For many children, making and keeping friends is quite effortless, but for some it is a challenge.

The following lists the most common social concerns:

  •         Problems in social communication
  •         Difficulties in social reciprocity
  •         Problems in conversational skills
  •         Friendship issues
  •         Dealing with Teasing/ Bullying
  •         Lack of Assertiveness
  •         Anxiety around social situations
  •         Difficulties in peer relations
  •         Problems in social understanding
  •         Lack of confidence in social situations

If you have concerns around your child’s ability to make and/or maintain friendships, you can contact AIM Therapy on 6150 8339 or reception@aimot.com.au to book an appointment with one of our psychologists.

Additional resources:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/work-play/Pages/What-Parents-Can-Do-to-Support-Friendships.aspx

https://raisingchildren.net.au/school-age/behaviour/friends-siblings/friends-faqs

https://www.psych4schools.com.au/free-resources/friendship-difficulties/

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