Growing Friendships: A Kids’ Guide to Making and Keeping Friends

Eileen Kennedy-Moore Christine McLaughlin

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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."

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