Tips for Kids About How to Make and Keep Friends

Friendships can be complicated! Making new friends, handling an argument with a friend, dealing with teasing… all children are likely to face these situations, but they can be difficult or upsetting. In this interactive webinar for kids, Dr. Eileen will talk about common friendship challenges and share practical ideas for handling friendship rough spots. Kids will come away learning about important friendship skills that can help them feel more comfortable and confident in social situations. 

Give your child the tools to build strong friendships and be a good friend

What Your Child Will Learn

This course is filled with practical ideas your child can use right away. It focuses on 5 essential friendship skills:

  • Reaching Out to make friends

  • Stepping Back to keep friends

  • Blending In to join friends

  • Speaking Up to share with friends

  • Letting Go to accept friends

We care about your child's privacy!

To protect your child's privacy, only Dr. Eileen and her helper will be visible on screen during the webinar. Questions will be submitted during the event via chat or ahead of time, through an online form, and read by Dr. Eileen or her helper. Any identifying information will be edited out of the recording. When your child logs into the event on Zoom, you can choose just a first name or initials. No identifying information will be collected about your child.


Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD

I'm an author, clinical psychologist, and mom of four, based in Princeton, NJ (lic. #35SI00425400). I write about parenting, mental health, and children's feelings and friendships. My recent books include: Moody Moody Cars (for ages 4-8), Growing Feelings (for ages 6-12), and Kid Confidence (for parents). I also host a podcast for children, called Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic. Learn more: * Main website: * Podcast for kids: * Newsletter for parents:

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Obviously, webinars from Open Door for Parents are NOT psychotherapy. They're for educational purposes only about important topics facing families. The ideas mentioned may or may not be relevant for your particular situation.

I trust you to use your judgment about what makes sense for your child and your family and to consult your physician or a mental health provider, if needed, about very serious or complicated situations.