Five Ways to Help Your Introverted Young Child Make Friends
Start scheduling play dates when your child is very young. Set up one-on-one play dates instead of large group ones, and notice which kids your child likes the most so you can invite those children frequently.
Look for community activities that match your childâs interests. For example, if your introverted son loves gardening, locate a community garden where little kids can help with the harvesting.
Plan events that take advantage of your childâs interests and skills. For example, if your child loves horses and sheâs a skilled rider, ask whether she wants to invite a couple of schoolmates for a horseback ride. When sheâs in a setting where sheâs knowledgeable and confident, sheâll be more likely to relax.
Come up with a signal your child can send you if sheâs getting overwhelmed at a social activity but may not know how to tell her friends. When you see that signal, step in and ...