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Intervening in the Influence of Peers

The influence of peers during childhood can have a long lasting effect on a person throughout his/her life. Determine at least three different ways in which teachers and/or parents can intervene to help improve a child's social skills and relationship with peers.

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The three ways adults can assist in enhancing a child's relationships with peers are these:

1. enhancing peer relationship strategies with the target child, him or her self,
2. enhancing opportunities with peer children on behalf of the target child, and
3. working with the pair of children together: the target child and his or her friend(s).

Each of these is a distinct strategy in and ...

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The three ways adults can positively intervene in peer-to peer-interactions, and some suggested strategies adults can employ in this intervention on a target child's behalf.