Items Tagged ‘healthy friendships’

How childhood friendships boost social, emotional development

July 29, 2016

How childhood friendships boost social, emotional development

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Making and maintaining friendships are critical to a child’s social and emotional development. Developing healthy friendships early on can help children maintain positive influences and friendships throughout their lives. Forming friendships “A friendship is a mutual relationship formed with affection and commitment between people who consider themselves as equals,” according to Fred Frankel, PhD, director […]

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Tags: childhood friendships, childrens health, emotional development, Fred Frankel PhD, healthy friendships, social development, social interactions, social skills, UCLA Children's Friendship Program