Parents and caregivers play an important role in shaping the experience of social connection. Recognizing that strong, secure attachments are protective and a good foundation for other healthy relationships is an investment in your relationship with your kids and their relationships with others!
Model Healthy Social Connection
Spend time together as a family, stay in regular contact with extended family, friends, and neighbors, set time aside for socializing and participating in community activities, and model constructive conflict resolution.
Connect Kids with Other Adults
Help your kids develop strong, safe, and stable relationships with supportive adults like grandparents, teachers, coaches, and counselors.
Encourage Connection with Peers
Support individual friendships as well as participation in structured activities.