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

 MSRP: $14.95  Format: Paperback  Author: Fred Frankel  Category: Assertiveness & Social Skills, Families, Parenting  Publisher: Josey-Bass  Published: 2010  ISBN: 0470624507  ISBN-13: 978-0470624500

A systematic plan for parents to help their kids acquire and sustain friendships

Every parent hopes their child will develop healthy and happy friendships. However, most parents don’t know what to do that will encourage their child to be a friend and attract friends. The author offers clear-cut friendship-making guidelines for parents and their children. Some of the book’s recommendations include: don’t over-schedule a child’s time; guide children to participate in “friend-attracting” activities; seek out friends in the neighborhood.

The author includes methods for dealing with bullying and inappropriate friendships
Offers clear guidance for helping children become a good friend and attract lasting friendships for life
Shows how to teach kids the social and emotional intelligence skills they need to form friendships such as listening, empathy, compassion, recreational conversation
The book also includes techniques for teaching kids how to use MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter in positive ways that will foster friendships.

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