By Lexi Walters Wright
Feeling accepted is key in middle school. But if your child lacks certain social skills, she may have problems making friends. Learn how social challenges can affect your middle-schooler’s feelings.
Lexi Walters Wright is veteran writer and editor who helps parents make more informed choices for their children and for themselves.
Bob Cunningham, Ed.M., serves as advisor-in-residence on learning and attention issues for Understood.
At a Glance: 4 Common Social Challenges for High-Schoolers
6 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Connect With Other Kids
At a Glance: 4 Common Social Challenges for Grade-Schoolers
10 Ways to Help Your Grade-Schooler Connect With Other Kids
Common Social Challenges for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues in Different Grades
Video: Kids With Learning and Attention Issues Talk About Making Friends
Print these out and practice multisensory learning at home.
Parents from the Understood Facebook community chime in.
Try this mom’s system for helping with executive functioning issues.
Jan 25th at 12:00 pm
Sign up for weekly emails with helpful resources for you and your family.
This email is already subscribed to Understood newsletters. If you haven't been receiving anything, add email@example.com to your safe-senders list.
Name must have no more than 50 characters. Email address must be valid. Email message must have no more than 140 characters and cannot include the < > / \ special characters. Please fill out all fields to send a message.
Don’t worry—we saved what you wrote.
Sign up to get personalized recommendations and connect with parents and experts in our community.
Only members can view and participate in conversations.
Child’s nickname is private and only you can see it.