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My son is 4 years old and had his first day of pre-school yesterday. He's been in day care, but that was with my sister in law, at her house. There are plenty of other kids there, but he's been with the same kids since he was a baby. Now that he's in pre-school, I really want him to make new friends. He says he played with the other kids, but when I asked him what their names are, he didn't know. So I asked him if he talked to them and he said no. When I asked him why he said he didn't want to. I explained to him that talking to the other kids is how he will make friends, to which he replied "I don't want to make friends. You're my friend." It's sweet that he thinks I'm his friend, but I really want him to make friends his with the kids at school. I also realize that through the course of going, he will naturally become friends with some of the kids, but is there anything I can do to help him? How should I address him not wanting friends?