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Children who are able to form friendships when they start school are happier at school and also learn better.   More significantly, positive friendships have long-term implications for social and indirectly academic success.   Friendships skills are generally developmental, but they don’t develop in isolation. Kids acquire into these skills when they play with their siblings and interact with children and adults outside their family.    Today’s children grow up with fewer siblings, fewer opportunities for unstructured play and less freedom to explore friendships than children of even ten years ago.   Parents can help kids develop important social competencies by teaching them sociable behaviours at home, being good role models and providing opportunities for kids to play with each other in a variety of situations.   Her...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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