Growing Friendships: A Kids’ Guide to Making and Keeping Friends
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- Ages: 6–9
- Pages: 192
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9781582705880
- Published: 2017
From psychologist and child friendships expert Eileen Kennedy-Moore and parenting and health writer Christine McLaughlin comes a social development primer that gives kids strategies to make and keep friends. Friendship is complicated for kids. Children everywhere want to be liked, fit in with a group, and be good sports—but even the most socially adept kids struggle at times. Problems such as having an argument with a friend, getting teased, or trying to find a buddy in a new classroom can be very painful. And friendships are complex—they’re never about just one thing.
This practical, research-based friendship guide has plenty of true-to-life examples presented through more than 200 lighthearted cartoons that make learning fun for kids. Growing Friendships is a toolkit for both girls and boys as they make sense of the social world around them. By reading this highly illustrated book on their own or with a caring adult, children will learn strategies to help them build meaningful friendships and navigate the challenges that come up along the way.
Pamela Crooke, Chief Strategy Officer, says:
"Using cat and dog humor and cartoons of relevant examples, authors Kennedy-Moore and McLaughlin bring the complex process of friendships alive for young children. From blending in to speaking up to dealing with conflicts, this book is a fun way to tackle a complicated and serious subject."