How do you help a young child build healthy friendships?
This was a tough one, because it's difficult to explain. All kids are so different. Truly, the best thing you can do is model gentleness with yourself. When you are gentle, the vibe in your own house shift and little ones especially pick up on it. They need this peaceful energy, and it helps them interact with others who may not have it so peaceful at their house. Give yourself breaks. Give your babies breaks. Then, they can - in turn - give their friends breaks. Friendships are hard for little ones, and sometimes it goes horribly wrong. If it does, that's okay. It takes work. Stay kind. Stay gentle. Stay loving.