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Positive Parenting: The science of making friends

Whether its on the field, in the classroom, or out at the playground, there’s a reason some kids are well-liked.

Whether its on the field, in the classroom, or out at the playground, there's a reason some kids are well-liked.

An Australian research team looked at 2,000 kids.  They found that kids who were able to empathize with others and understand social situations were more well-liked.

Researchers said parents can help boost their kids by talking with them about social situations and explaining why people do what they do.