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Stop stressing over it.
Socializing is a part of life.
Teach your child to respect.
Ideas for involvement:
1. Join extracurricular activities, which can include mental and physical activities such as:
- scouting program
- sports teams
- local library summer reading program and group activities
- Art, music, theatre programs
- local 4-H programs
- nature clubs or homeschool groups
2. Set up playdates. Be intentional about getting together with other kids of various ages. This could include:
- kids in the neighborhood
- cousins that live close by
- other children on the playground or at the local splash pad
- meet church friends for a craft-and-share time
3. Volunteer. There’s no better way to teach children how to have a servant’s heart than though volunteering. Here are a few ideas:
- donate old toys to a thrift center, then help them sort through other items in the back
- work as a candy striper at a hospital
- volunteer to be an assistant for a veterinarian
- visit a nursing home or VA on a regular basis
- offer to do yardwork with an elderly neighbor
What other ideas do you have for socializing your only child? I’d love to hear them!
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