Helping your children navigate the social scene may be difficult not only for you but for them. The middle elementary years are trying for parents because youngsters still desire to be close to a parental figure while testing boundaries and wanting more time with friends. I recently came across a brief article to help parents maneuver elementary school social scenes: http://virginiasolesmith.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PARENTS_School-Social-Scene.pdf. While the focus of the article is returning to school for the 2011 year, I think the article actually hits relevant points for any time of the year–mainly helping parents help their children navigate the social world. Check it out!

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