Tag: Friendships

Getting the Most from Play Dates: Teaching Kids about Friendship

Some children are born social butterflies, eagerly navigating the waters of making new friends with relative ease. And some children need more support when it comes to meeting new people and developing friendships. It’s common for children – even adults, really! – who are naturally quiet or reserved to feel uncomfortable with initiating a conversation. Young children are often just beginning to learn how to read social cues, share toys, and take turns in a conversation.   No matter…

When things don’t look pretty

PEPS mom, Colleen, works part time in her career in marketing now that her two kids are both in school. She shared a story with us about the importance of community, when she joined a PEPS Group in the North Bend, Snoqualmie and Issaquah region.    My husband and I live in North Bend with our two sons, who are…

Friends After Baby

  Having a baby, and especially being a stay-at-home mom (part-time, full-time, short- or long-term…), does interesting things to your social life. For example, to leave the house to meet up with a friend, I USED to breezily grab my purse, car keys and a pair of sunglasses. NOW, assuming my son is with me – I leave the house,…