Starting Kids Off Right:How to Raise Confident Children Who Can Make Friends and Build Healthy Relationships

Starting Kids Off Right:How to Raise Confident Children Who Can Make Friends and Build Healthy Relationships

by Stephen Nowicki, Marshall Duke
     
 
Few things cause parents more worry than whether their children have friends and are well integrated into their social communities. While some kids seem to relate to others and make friends easily, others have more difficulty. A small number of children remain friendless or struggle to make and keep friends.

In Starting Kids Off Right, clinical psychologists Duke,

Overview

Few things cause parents more worry than whether their children have friends and are well integrated into their social communities. While some kids seem to relate to others and make friends easily, others have more difficulty. A small number of children remain friendless or struggle to make and keep friends.

In Starting Kids Off Right, clinical psychologists Duke, Nowicki, and Van Buren offer parents, teachers, and caregivers insights-gathered from decades of professional experience-into the hows and whys of relationship building from infancy up to the age of twelve. This easy-to-use guide, which includes numerous case studies and exercises called "parent skill builders," shows how to start kids off right with healthy relationship-building skills as well as how to help children become more confident in using those skills as they mature.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Parents worry about their kids' social lives. Will my child make friends? Is he or she kind to other kids? Aggressive? Nervous? Many youngsters make friends easily but others seem constantly relegated to the sidelines. How might parents and teachers best help? Through an overview of social development, the authors, all clinical psychologists, show the milestones from infancy to ten years. In language refreshingly free from jargon, they guide adults in helping youngsters take turns, ask questions and enter new groups. They also let adults know it's just as important to step back. "Children must learn on their on how to deal with their peers," the authors write, and need parents "more like guides and coaches than controllers" when supporting "healthy relationship development" in kids. Reviewer: Mary Quattlebaum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561454471
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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