Every parent wants their child to have friends, and if this is an area where your child needs help with, then there are many things you can do to help, including:
Give your child many chances for socialization, including joining an after school club or an extra-curricular activity. Schedule play dates with friends from the neighborhood or friends from school. Role-play meeting a new child with your child, greeting each other in a friendly way and making connec-tions with friendly conversation. Practice partaking in conversation with your child and other social skills. Model for your child how to be a good friend and make a new friend.
Here’s a helpful article from education.com about Helping You Child Make Friends:
Reporting Child Abuse
What must I do if I suspect abuse or neglect of a child?
If a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police first.
Then call the Texas Abuse Hotline to make a report.
The Texas Abuse Hotline is open 24/7/365
(Report via the online reporting system for non-urgent situations only. A non-urgent situation means that intervention is not needed within 24 hours.) Helpline Information for Parents and StudentsNational Domestic Violence Help Line:
National Suicide Help Line:
Texas Runaway Help Line: 1-800-392-3352
Teen Help Line: 972-233-TEEN, 972-233-8336
Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM)
Huffman Area VineLife Christian Fellowship
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM)
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Gulf Coast Community Services
Churches United in Caring