Hanging out and playing with friends
When I spoke with students during their playtime I asked them what they liked about St Therese’s. Not surprising that many of our students responded that they liked playing with their friends and their teachers.
At times, as a dad and principal, it is easily to overlook the importance of friendship in regards to child development. At St Therese’s, we believe, making friends is a vital part of growing up and an essential part of their social and emotional development. Attributes such as social competence, altruism, self-esteem, and self-confidence have all been found to be positively correlated to having friends.
Studies have found that friendships enable children to learn more about themselves and develop their own identity. And, as children mature, friends are able to help reduce stress and navigate challenging developmental experiences, especially during teenage years.
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