“Myth: Children somehow find their own happiness.
Truth:The greatest predictor is happiness is having friends.”
Getting everyone out the door with homemade cookies in hand and arriving to the party somewhat near the scheduled start time is not an easy feat, but getting all the kids together to play is fun and helps everyone involved maintain friendships, moms and dads included.
Messaging and watching each other’s kids through social media is fun but it’s so much better in person. When we meet up, we get a shared experience that helps us to bond.
Thank you for hosting us, @michelle_allen . I’m so glad you made it @southcalimom ! Our kids are so stinking cute together.
I am so grateful for the friends our family has made over the last few years. I’m also loving seeing my friends become friends.
Friends, I wish many of your lived closer so our kids could play as we sat around and talked, too.
If your family wants more face-to-face friends near you, I encourage you to
•Host a get together
•Start talking to neighbors and people you routinely see
•Give people a chance
Growing from the awkward getting-to-know you phase to the accepting, trusting, and caring friend phase is easier and faster than it seems — especially when you have goofy kids to talk about!
Quote: Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five by John Medina
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