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A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles (American Girl Library)
     

A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles (American Girl Library)

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by Patti Kelley Criswell
 

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From backstabbing to bullying to just being left out, here's advice for girls about a whole host of friendship problems. How do you speak up for yourself when you're worried about hurting your friend's feelings? What if your best friend leaves you for the more popular crowd? What do you do when your friend the "rule setter" decides you're not cool anymore? When-

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From backstabbing to bullying to just being left out, here's advice for girls about a whole host of friendship problems. How do you speak up for yourself when you're worried about hurting your friend's feelings? What if your best friend leaves you for the more popular crowd? What do you do when your friend the "rule setter" decides you're not cool anymore? When- and how- do you get your parents involved without making things worse? Tips, quizzes, and real life stories about girls who've solved their friendship problems round out this timely advice book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584857112
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
American Girl Series
Pages:
87
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.33(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally some help with 'friend' problems that provides real problem-solving ideas and examples from real girls! Very nice little quizzes, questions and stories. Also very helpful for discussion with siblings. I recommend to ages 9-12 and think EVERY girl should read it to become a better friend or figure out why she is having problems with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a School Counselor and I use this book for small group counseling of 3-5th grade girls. I get a lot of visits to my office about friendship troubles and the girls really enjoy reading and discussing the content of the book. They are learning new skills which will benefit them for a lifetime. I would even use this for middle schoolers as well. I wished someone had given me this book when I was their age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She was going through some tough times in middle school, and this book helped her to think through her problems with peers. I want her to re-read parts of it again because the advise is useful. Thanks to the author for writing it. While your son or daughter reads, I would also recommend reading the book in my recommended list below. It will help you to stay calm during the middle school years & will keep you focused on what is important (Power of Inner Guidance by Garcy).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helps a lot!!! It helped through fights with my friends and the mean things other girls say about you!! Must have for every girl!!!
Pam66 More than 1 year ago
This book helped get a dialogue going with my daughter about bullying and friendship troubles which can be prevalant at her age (9)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Words can not express the comfort I have found in this book. It addresses issues that little girls do not want to talk about with adults. Once they have read this book they find it easier to talk with their parents. In fact all of this series has been wonderful. I am glad I found it. Thank you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed every single American Girl book I read. They are all so helpful in ddealing with problems. In this book, I really enjoyed how they had friendship files stories about other girls who went through different friendship criseses. It makes you feel like you're not alone in the world and there are lots of girls who are going through problems with friends too. Parents: PLEASE give this book to your daughter if she is going through jealosy, popularity, bullying, on-again-off-again-friends, and other problems. Everythings is explained gently but clearly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My ten year old enjoyed it somewhat except that she had to read it out loud to me for practice! She knew most of it and chose some parts to explain what happened to her in real life. Any book that deals with real life, everyday happenings in a kid's world is good with me!
Me1999 More than 1 year ago
So to those people that said that this book is a waste of money, they are completely wrong. This book gives not just advice on friends, it gives advice on life and people. To the people that said, "It said to punch my friends in the nose!" or "If a friends likes the same guy you do you should poison in her food!" they are so wrong. I've read this book over a hundred times and practically memorized it and it does not say anything close to those things. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT PEOPLE!!! Anyway, this book was really helpful. I recommend getting it for ages 10 and up, because that is when real friendship troubles begin. It's a great book, you should get it, you will learn a lot just like I did!
Cieras_Mom More than 1 year ago
My daughter found this book very enlightening and helpful. She was able to relate to the situations presented and also able to look at the situation objectively. The book gave her options on how to handle different situations that might come up at school with her classmates. We will definitely reread this book during the summer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG...this book was very good. It helped me with a lot of issues that went on with my friends..when I was done with it, it brought me closer to my friends, and thats a good thing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this is a good book and like all of the others books from american girl, this book helped me with my trouble with a friend in a way that i could resolve the problem without any fights or major work
Guest More than 1 year ago
Believe it or not i've read many American Girl Library books but none exactly were as good as this one. I've actually had a couple of friendship problems at school but i didn't have this book until i got out of school for summer vacation. I will definately turn to this book next year if i really need to. THANKS AMERICAN GIRL!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would recommnd this book to all girls because it helps you understand the real meening of friendship READ THIS BOOK it is so GOOD
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is helpful to a girl. It helps her with her friendship and what makes a loyal friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter had been experiencing some difficulties towards the end of the school year with some bullying girls. This book was right on target and gave us some good practical ideas we can try this summer! It really made my daughter realize she was not alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book for going through a tough friendship break up..
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very helpful for me. This is because I moved ,and it's usaully hard to make new pals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think both of those 'mothers' were just kids trying to play a prank. otherwise, those are some retarted adults. seriously, this is a book filled with good advice but not exactly enough. it has a lot of good tips but some that are those things your mom always tells you but they don't work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was staisfied with this book. It's not like it's one of my favorites but, it is very easy to follow and has simple answers to your friendship troubles. Sometimes when I'm in a fight with one of my friend I'll look through the book to find a way to approach my friend and fix the problem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, it's a good book. It's worth your money. It's not like you HAVE to have it, but I would highly recommend it. It's simple and gets straight to the point. It's not a 500-page novel on how to be someone's friend. It has helpful hints and tips how to solve quarrels between friends. I recommend it for all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mary-Kathryn and Ulana,read this awesome book better!!!the thing about punching your friend and poisoning her was in a QUIZ!to see what kind of person you are!!!LOL(laugh out loud)aren't you supposed to get SMARTER as you get older!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really good and helpful. This year i had kind of a tough time with bullies so this kinda helped... i KNOW it would've if i'd used it more. I really like the advice in this book. THANKS AMERICAN GIRL!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helps friends get through the worst of fights.It has stories of friends that were in fights and how they sloved them.Quizes to see if you are a good friend or not a good friend.This book helped me and my best friend get through the worst fight.I would recomend this book to anyone that gets in fights a lot.This book works!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 6 yr old had lot of issues with her friends. After reading few chapters she started to look at friendship between girls differently and is very comfortable than ever. I am glad I bought this book.