Campbell Christian Schools
Campbell Christian Schools is dedicated to providing a rigorous academic program, wide variety of enrichment activities and spiritual growth

Helping Kindergarteners Build Healthy Friendships

Private School Campbell

As your child enters his private elementary school, he will develop new relationships with his classmates. You can help him build healthy friendships by teaching him about empathy and effective communication. Continue reading to see how to help your kindergartener build healthy friendships.

Practice Empathy
Help your child understand his own emotions and the emotions of his peers. Learning to distinguish his feelings from others’—and how to recognize his classmates’ feelings—can help him develop empathy. Developing empathy is important to building relationships because it helps children and adults understand how their words and actions impact how other people feel. If your child can understand how his classmates feel, then he is likelier to be kind and build healthy friendships.

Find a Hobby
Hobbies and common interests are important to building relationships. If your child shows an interest in a subject or hobby, such as playing a sport or collecting certain items, then he can find children his own age with the same interests. Analyze your child’s favorite activities and interests to find a local club at your private school or church.

Practice Apologizing
Apologizing to someone, and meaning it, is an important trait that every person should develop. Before your child attends his Christian elementary school, teach him about apologizing when he hurts or offends another person. If he can empathize with a situation, then he will understand how apologizing when he has done something wrong will build healthy relationships.

Model a Healthy Friendship
Your child will learn from you, so your friendships and relationships should show healthy interactions. If you do not show empathy or apologize, then your child may not practice these qualities. If you are not treated well in your relationships, then your child may believe this is an acceptable type of relationship. Show healthy friendships to help your child build healthy friendships.

In addition to a comprehensive Christian education, Campbell Christian Schools will help you teach your child about strong and healthy friendships. Our private school serving Campbell is here to produce educated and Christian-minded students. Please call us at (408) 370-4900 to learn more.

Hours of Operation:

  • Closed Sunday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Wednesday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday
  • 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday