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Mid-Ohio Valley Parents Magazine
“This is a good book to keep on hand from elementary school on up”
Child expert Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer addresses children’s friendship styles at key ages and stages, and answers questions for ...
Child expert Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer addresses children’s friendship styles at key ages and stages, and answers questions for parents: Should you worry when the imaginary friend sticks around past kindergarten? How do you guide your child when mean girls” taunt her at recess? What should you do if you don’t like one of your child’s friends? Sure to be an invaluable resource for any parent, Making Friends weighs in on a timely and important topic.
1 The Four Phases of Friendship: How Friendship Grows and Changes Before and Through Elementary School 7
2 What, and Who, Is a "Friend"? 29
3 Why Friends Matter, and When They Don't 67
4 Oil and Water: Boys' and Girls' Friendship Patterns 91
5 Recognizing Problems - and What to Do 115
6 Friendship and Social Pressure 145
7 Encouraging Friendship Skills at Home 165
Posted March 24, 2013