How can we prevent our only child from becoming a lonely child?
Make sure your child is part of a larger community, with a support system of loving and caring people. Build relationships with other parents so that your child has friends to play with and you have a network of friends with whom you can share your thoughts and concerns. Join or start a playgroup to give your child the opportunity to interact with her peers on a regular basis. Finally, plan outings together to continue the budding relationships, so your child will form friendships that will hopefully last a long time.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.