The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends
Trim Size 6" x 9"
Page Count 128
Whether kids find socializing as natural as smiling or as hard as learning a new language, this book can help them improve their social skills so they can better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to overcoming problems and being a good friend. True-to-life vignettes, “what would you do?” scenarios, voluminous examples, quizzes to test learning, “Try This” assignments for practicing techniques, and advice from real kids make this an accessible life-skills handbook.
Survival Guides for Kids
Helping Kids Help Themselves®
Straightforward, friendly, and loaded with practical advice, the Free Spirit Survival Guides for Kids give kids the tools they need to not only survive, but thrive. With plenty of realistic examples and bright illustrations, they are accessible, encouraging, kid-friendly, and even life-changing.
“Most kids want friends. Good friends make kids happier and healthier and less likely to feel stressed and lonely. But many kids don’t make friends easily and they don’t know what to do about it. Through quizzes, fun activities, and entertaining advice, Dr. Crist’s The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends helps kids learn and practice friendship skills. In chapters like ‘How to Handle Fights, Hurt Feelings, and Other Friendship Troubles,’ how to handle it ‘When Friendships End,’ and ‘Seven Tips for Growing Friendships,’ Crist gets to the heart of the matter in a simple, relatable way that will make kids want to read to the very end.”—Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP, author of Raise Your Child’s Social IQ
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The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (And Their Parents)
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The Survival Guide for Kids with Behavior Challenges
Up-to-date information, practical strategies, and sound advice for kids who struggle with behavior challenges
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Mary Olmstead, LCSW
Dec. 4, 2020
I have been using "Making and Being Friends" as curriculum with several of my 5th grade students in special education. I read the text to them, show them the illustrations, and discuss. They have repeatedly told me that they like the book and … Read More