AUTHOR: Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D. and Julia Holmes
CALL NUMBER: PAR429
GENERAL INFO: Building positive friendships is a critical part of a child’s development. Researchers report that half of children have difficulty making and keeping friends. The problems predispose them to lifelong relationship challenges. Parents report they rarely know what to do to help their children make friends. Social problems in childhood may lead to more serious problems in adolescence and adulthood, so it’s wise to help children with these skills.
The activities in this book offer effective tools for helping your child become a better friend-maker. The activities teach kids a wide variety of social skills including the making and keeping of new friends, finding friends with common interests, ways of coping with rejection, and tips for developing give and take in relationships. With practice, the skills in this book can help youngsters locate support during transitions, build self-esteem, and develop into healthy resilient adults.
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