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

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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.

About the Author

Fred Frankel, Ph.D., is a professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the director of the UCLA Parent Training and Children's Friendship Programs. A coauthor of UCLA's acclaimed PEERS social skills training program and the coauthor of Social Skills Success for Students with Autism/Asperger's: Helping Adolescents onthe Spectrum Fit In, he speaks regularly on the topic of autism and social skills to professionals and parents alike. More information is available at http: //

Product Details
ISBN: 9780470624500
ISBN-10: 0470624507
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2010
Pages: 320
Language: English