Be kind to your child and others. Don’t gossip about your friends. Be available when your friends need help. Also teach your child to:

  • Be polite. Say, “Excuse me,” “I’m sorry,” “Please” and “Thank you.”
  • Listen to what others have to say.
  • Try hobbies, sports or community service. This makes a child interesting to others.
  • Be a good sport. Look out for the welfare of his entire team, not just himself.
  • Be assertive. Stand up for what’s right, without being aggressive.
  • Spend some time alone. Kids who enjoy their own company don’t always need to be the center of attention.
  • Be friendly. Be the first one to smile at classmates and say, “Hi.”

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