One of the best ways for us to learn is to practice. One way to do this is through role-plays. Whether you pretend to be different characters or use dolls/action figures, this can help your kids try out different friendship scenarios that may be challenging to navigate in real life. Work together to come up with different scenarios and solutions and talk about what you learned! This can help teach kids important skills like compromise and conflict resolution!
Some example scenarios include:
- A friend is sad because they got a bad grade.
- Someone is using a toy you want to play with and won’t take turns.
- You and your friend can’t agree on what game to play or what movie to watch.
- A friend at school is teasing you.