5 friends all kids need

Latvala, Charlotte
October 2008
Parenting;Oct2008, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p74
The article provides information on how to build friendship of children. It says that human DNA plays part in craving buddies and as for the parents, watching kids' friendships develop is one the most joyful moments. The author says that in finding a convenient friend, parents must look around. That could probably be a neighbor's kid. In finding opposite-sex friend, it says that anywhere boys and girls mingle, in playground, in music class or in a library storytime.


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