The Student May:

  • Frequent conflicts with peers

  • Frequent tattling on others

  • Have difficulty carrying on conversation or play

  • Exhibit immature or inappropriate play or interactions

  • Annoy and irritate others

  • Difficulty relating to others

  • Trouble sharing, taking turns, and compromising

  • Bother others and get their attention then run away or laugh

  • Eat lunch alone or play alone on playground

  • Antagonize others, instigate, pushy, etc

  • Only want to play or do what they want to, unwilling to do what others want to do

  • Little to no interaction in classroom or during unstructured times

  • Trouble getting along in groups or pair work

  • Not interact with other children in age appropriate ways

  • Have difficulty making or maintaining friendships

  • Display inappropriate behavior or make inappropriate comments

  • Frequently argue or fight with others

If this describes the student, proceed to the interventions. If not, try choosing another behavior.


  • Assign a buddy or partner

  • Encourage interaction with a more self confident student

  • Move to a new location in the classroom

  • Proximity to students

  • Reassurance

  • Rewards, Simple Reward Systems, & Incentives

  • Talk one on one with student

  • Talk to parent

  • Teach conflict resolution skills

  • Teach coping skills

  • Teach relationship skills

  • Teach relaxation techniques

  • Teach social skills

A few important points:  

  • Try multiple interventions at the same time

  • Collect and track specific data on each intervention tried & its effect

  • If your data indicates no progress after a two weeks, you should consider a referral to the Trutherapy School Based Counselor.

poor Peer Relationships