Fox on Family. A big part of growing up is learning how to make-and keep-friends and that can be challenging: "Some kid may have trouble reaching out, because they're kind of shy. Another kid may not be so good at picking up on signals when other kids find them annoying and someone else might have trouble maybe forgiving a friend."
But psychologist and mother-of-four, Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore says be careful about intervening, especially in a friend feud. Today's blowup can blow over tomorrow: "We gotta walk next to the roller coaster not on it."
To figure out if your child needs help making friends, ask a question: "Does your child have someone to sit with and chat with at lunch; someone who your child likes who likes them back?"
She says a lot of friends isn't necessary, but having someone is important, part of a child's sense of identity and it can help them be more engaged in school, cope with family stress and be happier in general. So she urges parents to make friendship a priority. Tips next week on how to help.
With Fox on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.
然而，身为心理学家以及四个孩子的母亲的Eileen Kennedy-Moore医生则建议孩子要交友时要慎重，尤其是与朋友不和的时候 。今天还勃然大怒，明天可能就忘得一干二净了：“我们可以走到过山车前面，但别去坐它 。”
医生还说，虽然没有必要广交朋友，但有朋友是很重要的，因为这涉及到孩子的身份意识，而且有朋友能够帮助孩子更好地融入学校生活，更好地应对家庭压力，从总体上提升他们的幸福感 。所以，她敦促家长重视孩子友谊的培养，具体建议我们下周揭晓 。
感谢您收听本期福克斯新闻，我是Lisa Brady 。