THROW A PARTY
This is a good chance for you to get to know your child’s friends. Host a barbecue and let him organise fun activities to entertain his pals. This will not only develop his social skills and self-confidence but will also strengthen his bond with his friends.
If you have more than one child, put the eldest in charge of the planning, as well as looking after his younger siblings during the party. “This will develop his leadership skills and sense of responsibility. And when he is recognised and appreciated for a job well done, his self-esteem will get a boost,” notes Alan.