Several studies suggest that children bond better when they can do so in their own time. School time is a structured rigidly and schedules determine what kind of people they interact with. So give them the opportunity to socialize outside of their normal learning times, like having a sleepover or taking them to the cinema. High school is a peculiar time, and although they love you, they don’t want to be seen with you. Don’t take it personally, do you remember how rebellious you were at that age? When children are bonding and relating to one another, they often share stories and feelings, so as mentioned before, fostering their emotional bank can help them to become better understanding and thus a more valuable friend to their peers.