It is so easy to start a new school and get so wrapped up into making new friends and creating a new social life but what about your child’s old friends? Where are they? Are they on the scene at all? Are they at the same school and they just don’t want to see them anymore? Are they keeping hold of any of their old friends?
It is so important to teach your child not to just let those friendships go – you know, the ones in which they were really happy and enjoyed spending time with.
How to Keep Friends
If they are at the same school encourage your child to make an effort – stop their old friend in the corridor and catch up with what they are doing and arrange to see them after school.
If they are at different schools make sure they call them or WhatsApp them, Instagram or SnapChat friends so they don’t lose touch. And when it comes to the holidays get them to make some plans with their old friends and some with their new. Good friendships are hard to find.
You won’t be able to make them see their old friends – that will be up to them. Some of the friendships will survive and others will not but let that be because both sides of the friendship didn’t make an effort, not your child giving up because he has lots of other new people to meet.