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CHILDHOOD FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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Friendships established during the preschool years create valuable contexts to learn and practice skills essential to children's social,  cognitive,  communication and emotional development.
Establishing friendships is an important developmental goal of early childhood.
Friendships also benefit children by creating a sense of belonging and security and  by lessening stress. In addition , successful friendships in early childhood contribute to children's quality of life and are consideredimportant to life adjustment. ROLE OF PARENT SUPPORT IN FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Children develop socially and emotionally through interactions and relationships with others. Parent support may be achieved by - 1. Positive parent child interactions 2. Parents roles as supervisors , coaches, and advisers during children's play and 3. Parents roles a providers of social opportunities Friendships are important, but your guidance and monitoring of activities are needed for your child to be safe…