Friendship Skills Group
Buddy Bunch: A Friendship Skills Group
Helping Kids Learn to Connect
Friendship skills group helps kids who feel lonely and left out learn to connect + get along with peers, without fear of rejection.
Does your child
Have trouble keeping their hands to themselves with other kids
Tantrum when friends won’t play what they want
Tell peers what to do
Feel nervous meeting new people
Play alone on the playground
Get teased or bullied
Cheat at games
Have trouble taking turns
Meltdown when they lose
Act bossy with peers
Meltdown at birthday parties or in groups
Have difficulty making or keeping friends
After just a few sessions of group your child may..
- Start to handle big feelings without meltdowns
- Know how to ask a friend to play
- Feel comfortable talking to new kids
- Cooperate in choosing a game
- Take turns without complaints
- Join in group activities
- Lose without tantrums
- Make a new friend
Helping Them Learn Skills They’re Missing
Giving your child time with other kids through activities or school gives kids a place to connect but NOT to learn the friendship skills they are missing.
1-1 counseling or therapy is great to learn skills or scripts for making friends, but it’s missing real practice with other kids.
Friendship Skills Group is the answer to give you child BOTH: skills + real-life practice in a supportive environment