Being Part of the Group
Watching your child struggle in social situations can be upsetting, but it’s important to remember it’s not his fault. Issues with impulse control and social cues can cause him to disrupt other kids’ games or get upset if things don’t go his way.
Tip: Role-playing, or acting out a situation that your child is likely to encounter, can help him know what to say or do to achieve a positive outcome. Before he goes to a bowling party, walk through how he might react if his ball keeps going in the gutter. Before he goes to the park, pretend to be a potential playmate so your child can practice asking to join in a game.