Podcast Episode #34: Helping Kids Build Better Friendships

Let’s be honest. We all need friends in life. And not just friends, but good, solid, healthy friendships. But do our kids really know how to do that? Do they really understand how to build a better friendship?

READ: Girl Drama: How to Help Your Daughter with Mean Friends

We do our best to teach our kids everything they need to succeed in life. But many of us just kind of gloss over the skills of making and cultivating friendships. We may nudge our kids to go talk to other kids on the playground or ask more questions about that one classmate who when our kid talks about them, seem to light up. But honestly, how many of us taught our kids at a basic level how to introduce themselves to others, how to find a common interest with others, and how to keep that connection going? 

Today we speak with Audrey Monke who’s a Camp Owner/Director at Gold Arrow Camp, host of Sunshine Parenting podcast/website – Author of Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults.  She specializes in raising happy, self-reliant, kind, responsible kids using secrets from summer camp! And Audrey shares with us the secrets of coaching our kids to build better friendships.

READ: 5 Simple Steps To Teach Your Child How to Make Friends

Resources We Shared:
Sibling Adventure Log

Sunshine Parenting

Gold Arrow Teacher Academy

Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults

Sunshine Parenting Podcast

Parenting in Place

Download the transcripts HERE

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Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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