friendship & social skills

Teaching kids social skills equips them with the tools to navigate relationships, communicate effectively, foster positive connections and thrive in various social settings, ultimately contributing to their overall well-being and success in life.

See some of my favorite tips, activities, lessons, and books that support kids in cultivating social skills superpowers.

10 quick tips on
friendship & social skills for kids

  1. Be yourself and embrace your uniqueness…true friends like you for who you are.
  2. Smile and be approachable.t’s like sending out a friendly invitation for new friendships.
  3. Listen actively when others speak, showing genuine interest and understanding.
  4. Use kind words and avoid hurtful comments; remember, words have the power to uplift or hurt.
  5. Use healthy conflict resolution skills like sharing, taking turns, finding win-win solutions, compromising, and saying “no” if you need to.
  6. Be a good sport, whether you win or lose, and celebrate others’ successes too.
  7. Show empathy by putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and understanding their feelings.
  8. Use good manners, saying “please” and “thank you,” and showing respect to others.
  9. Make amends and apologize when you make a mistake. And be sure to learn from it.
  10. Show appreciation for your friends and let them know how much they mean to you.