Friends Forever How Parents Can Help Their Kids Make and Keep Good Friends

ISBN-10: 0470624507
ISBN-13: 9780470624500
Edition: 2010
Authors: Fred Frankel
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

The author presents a systematic plan for parents helping kids make and sustain friendships including:*Making time for friends by not overscheduling *Developing interests that attract friends. Dancing and sports are in; solitary video games out.*Finding friends in the neighborhood.* The potential for a positive role with internet social networking as a way to meet and stay connected -- including instant messsaging, web sites, blogs, MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. Addiction can become a problem but the correct and supervised use of internet and social networking is now an essential part of kids' friendship.* Dealing with Teasing & Bullying* Learning social and emotional intelligence skills like listening, empathy, compassion, recreational conversation.* Modeling friendships in your own life, at work, in the neighborhood, and at home.* Helping kids deal with and survive stormy friendships.The author's philosophy is that parents can take on the important role as model, advocate, champion, and facilitator, in a highly effective and important way. Kids must have friends, it's essential, and we can help.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
How Parents Can Help
Making Time for Friends
Curbing Interests That Prevent Friendships
Developing Interests That Attract Friends
Using Your Neighborhood School for Friends
Using Organized Activities to Find Friends
Improving Your Networking Skills
Making Friends
Joining Others at Play
Becoming a Good Sport
Looking for Closer Friends and joining a Friendship Group
Using the Telephone to Make Friends
Using Texting and Instant Messaging to Connect with Friends
Having Fun Play Dates
Becoming a Better Host
School Break and Vacation Activities That Promote Friendships
Keeping Friends
Encouraging Wise Choices
Discouraging Poor Choices
Listening to Your Child's Worries
Having Friends Stolen
Losing a Close Friend
Divorce and Moving Away
Dealing with Teasing, Bullying, and Meanness
Taking the Fun Out of Teasing
Stopping Rumors
Staying Away from Children Who Fight
Dealing with Children Who Bully
Helping Your Child Out of Trouble
Working with Adults Who Have Trouble with Your Child
Stopping Your Child's Fighting
Overcoming Hyperactive Behavior
Stopping Your Child's Bullying
Not Noticed by Classmates
Building Friendship Skills and Overcoming a Negative Reputation
Notes
Resources
About the Author
Index

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