Book Title: How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Nadine Briggs
Updated in 2016! How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges offers social skills and friendship advice presented in a reference guide format, using lists to easily find tips and strategies on a specific topic or social situation to help kids find and make friends. This is a resource for those children who benefit most from direct instruction to get them thinking or learn more effectively using factual materials rather than fictional social stories to succeed socially. While all children will benefit from the tips in the book, it has been especially beneficial to children with ADHD, Social Anxiety, Asperger’s, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Sensory Integration Dysfunction and High Functioning Autism. Included are simple to implement and immediately actionable tips to navigate common social situations that can be challenging or awkward for kids, such as: • How to Join a Group • How to Start a Conversation • How to Handle Strong Emotions & Feelings • Handling Rejection and Being Excluded • Dealing with Bullies • Working Things Out & Sharing Fairly • Personal Space • Playground Success • … and much more! In this updated edition of the first social skills book in our series, we have added the "why" of learning each of these skills is important along with practice questions to inspire discussion and role-playing of different social situations with children.