Why does my child have a difficult time making friends?
Do you ever find yourself wondering sentiments similar to this?
We know that friendships provide acceptance, a sense of belonging, and peer approval that all kids crave. However, if your child is struggling to make friends, it can have the opposite effect such as feeling loneliness and isolation.
Also, some learning and attention disorders can have a direct impact on social skills which can leave your child challenged with conversational skills to create friendships.
Understood.org published a great article that will teach you some things to watch for and how you can help your child who may be struggling to make friends.
You may also want to read our article on ADHD and the brain to understand why it may be difficult for your child to learn social skills needed for peer friendships.