The Importance of Friendship for School-age Children

Recommendations for teacher development: Foqas selection of publications about the importance of friendship for children in school. Study shows that friends are very important for school-age children’s healthy development and kids who lack friends can suffer from mental and emotional issues later in life.  Interacting with friends, children learn many social skills, such as how to communicate, cooperate, and solve problems. 

The Importance of Friendship for Grade School Children

Having friends makes the tough times a little bit easier, but sometimes making friends is the hardest thing of all. Keep reading to learn about the importance of friendship for young children and how to help your child make friends. In fact, a new study revealed that the friendships children make during the early years of school can actually offset the negative consequences of bad parenting. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of friendships for grade school students and how to cultivate them.

How Children Make Friends and Keep Friendship

action activity balls day

Childhood friendships are full of ups and downs and ins and outs. So, if your student is going through a friendship slump, try not to be too worried. Remember, making friends and being a good friend are skills that need to be learned. So, it is important to focus on helping children build and practice their friendship skills. Eventually, everything will fall into place.

Celebrity Friendship Since School: 15 Personal Stories

group of people

For stars in the spotlight, people seeking an opportunity to get their 15 minutes of fame through close proximity to someone famous are all too common — making friends who knew them before they were a big deal an important touchstone to reality. Let’s take a look at celebrities whose friendships started in childhood and have taken them from knee socks and braces to red carpets.

Visit www.foqas.org to learn more about Foqas and our programs available for teachers .

Do you have a story that you would like to share with the teaching community? Submit your idea for the blog and we will be in touch shortly!

Leave a Reply