When you bring your cousins and friends together, it can be an awkward experience or a great one. It is all based on how you handle it. You don’t want the people you love fighting over your attention or not getting along. So, you may have to put forth effort to make everyone feel included.
Here are a few tips on how to help your friends and cousins fall in love with each other, the way you love them.
- The first thing you need to do is introduce everyone. You have to have the right mix of friends with the right cousins. This strategy will keep disagreements from happening… too much. When you set up a playdate, make sure you have the right mix of people.
- The next thing you need to do is tell them what they have in common. For example, if you have a friend who is on a dance team and a cousin who dances, they would probably make good friends.
- The thing is you really need to do is pay attention to their personalities. They may or may not have more in common than just the activities they both like. Some people may like similar activities but not have compatible personalities. Like, a shy friend may not be a good fit for a bossy cousin. I think you get the point.