Given that kids got used to their small social circles during the pandemic, it’s important to not dive into gatherings head-first. Once you know that a big event is coming up, our recommendation is simple: talk about it! Let kids know what kind of gathering it will be, how many people will attend, what will likely happen during the event, and so on. We also suggest going over greetings to find out how kids prefer to be greeted and if there’s a type of greeting that makes them uncomfortable. In the end, knowing what to expect can make the experience smoother, for you and for them!