Childhood Friendship

At Little Spanish Garden, we care about our friends and look out for their best interest.  The understanding of friendship in children tends to be more heavily focused on areas such as common activities, physical proximity, and shared expectations.

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

As children mature, they become less individualized and are more aware of others. They gain the ability to empathize with their friends, and enjoy playing in groups. They also experience peer rejection as they move through the middle childhood years. Establishing good friendships at a young age helps a child to be better acclimated in society later on in their life.