Help!  My Child has No Friends!

30/07/2019

What to do when your child has no friends.  Friendship is a pretty important thing in the life of children as well as adults.  Even if your child has only one friend, there is still a basis and foundation for which they can practice friendship and how to be with one another.  But what happens when your child has no friends at all?

 

Around the age of three or four, parents and teachers alike can easily start gauging the level of sociability in your child.  If you are hearing from teachers that your child plays alone, is aggressive around other children, your child has no friends, or is rejected when trying to join a group, this may be something to look into.  Keep in mind, things like sleep and hunger can also affect your child’s mood.

 

Reasons Why A Child Has No Friends

  1. Introverted.

Oftentimes, introverted children like to sit back and assess the situation before jumping in.  If they don’t feel comfortable with another group of children, they most likely will not engage.

 

  1. Little time to socialize.

We love our children and want to set them up for success, but packing their schedule with extra-curricular activities can leave them feeling sleepy and with little energy to put towards relationships in school.

 

  1. Personality clashes with other children.

As with adults, so it is with children.  Children may have different approaches to playtime or recess and may not have the skills to work out the emotional kinks with their peers.  This can result in lonely playtime at school and your child having no friends.

 

  1. Too much technology.

We live in a time of technology, and with that comes games, information, videos and a plethora of other entertaining things to do.  Limiting the amount of screentime they have can help them go outside to play more while setting up tech boundaries.  If your child is stuck on a screen all the time (even though it may be convenient for y ou), it can mean your child has no friends.

 

  1. Wonky Schedule.

Again, if your child has a crazy schedule, this can leave them irritable and grumpy.  And being around someone who is irritable and grumpy isn’t always the best time in the world.  Sending your child to bed one night at 2am, and 9pm the next night may mess with their circadian rhythm.  Get them on a solid schedule so they know what to expect!

 

In summary, working out the kinks to your child’s social life can be as easy as finding the triggers.  Also, getting them involved in after school activities can also help them be more social so long as their schedule isn’t jam-packed with activities – children need their downtime too!)

 

About Little Human Scholars School in PJ

Little Human Scholars is an all-in-one childcare solution.  It is a preschool, playschool, kindergarten, nursery and full-day daycare centre (with extended hours) located in the heart of PJ.

 

In fact, the location is one of the things which makes Little Human Scholars so sought after – it is conveniently nestled near Jalan Gasing, University hospital, PJ Old town, PJ New town, Jaya One, Jaya33, and the PJ IT Mall.

 

The best part is LHS has premiere services many other schools in PJ don’t offer such as full-day daycare with extended hours, CCTV access for parents, and a nifty little phone app called Toddlytic which provides parents with automatic updates on their child’s development, behaviour and health checks.

 

With full-time guards always present at each of their locations, access to CCTV (which is in every room except the office, bathroom and kitchen areas), and very strict pick-up and drop-off rules, Little Human Scholars treats every child who walks into its hallways as one of their own children!

 

This place has it all:  location, safety, health, IGSCE curriculum and play-based learning.  What more could you ask for?  Did I mention they also have transportation services and offer meal plans for students?  It doesn’t get any better than that.

 

If you are interested in a tour of one of our centres (that’s right, there’s more than one), all you need to do is fill out the form here or call +6017-7303-025 and an LHS administrative staff will get back with you shortly!

 

Cheers,

 

Jana Moreno

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