I have a preteen child who is somewhat introverted and struggles with making friends. As a parent, I want to do everything I can to help my child develop strong friendships and social connections. I worry that my child might miss out on opportunities to build important relationships that can last a lifetime. I also know that a strong social support network is essential for overall health and happiness.
So, I'm looking for advice on what I can do to encourage and support my child's social development. What are some practical tips and strategies that have worked for you or other parents in similar situations? How can I help my child become more comfortable in social situations and build meaningful connections with others? Thank you in advance for your help and advice!