Making Plans With Friends
Getting together with friends may not be as hard as settling on a plan. Your child may be stuck on what he wants to do and have a hard time compromising. Brainstorm a variety of things he likes to do. Then practice conversations that go easily and ones that don’t.
For example, if your child says, “Hey, let’s go to the movies,” you can answer “Sure,” or “Nah, I don’t want to go the movies.” Teach him ways to counter-offer. “OK, what do you want to do? I also like to…” or “Maybe we can do that and go to the movies another time.”