Let's Be Friends

A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Social Skills & Make Great Friends
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781572246102
Item Number: 8370

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This workbook is designed for use with children in grades 3-5 who find themselves socially isolated or rejected by their peers.

Building positive friendships is a critical part of a child’s development. When adults look back on their childhoods, they rate their friendships as one of the most important factors in their happiness.

But researchers report that half of children have difficulty making and keeping friends. These problems predispose them to lifelong relationship challenges. What’s more, parents report that they rarely know what to do to help their children make friends. Social problems in childhood may lead to more serious problems in adolescence and adulthood, so it’s wise to help children with these skills now.

The activities in this book offer effective tools for helping children become a better friend-maker. The activities in Let’s Be Friends teach kids a wide variety of social skills including the making and keeping of new friends, finding friends with common interests, ways of coping with rejection, and tips for developing give and take in relationships. With practice, the skills in this book can help youngsters locate support during transitions, build self-esteem, and develop into healthy, resilient adults.

Section 1: Making Friends

  • About You
  • Finding Shared Interests
  • Where to Meet New Friends
  • Friendly Kids Make Friends
  • Making a Good First Impression
  • Being Popular for Life
  • Your Social Network
  • Reaching Out to New Kids

Section 2: Understanding Social Rules

  • Being a Social Detective
  • Being Part of the Group
  • Finding the Right Words
  • Understanding Body Language
  • Having Good Manners
  • Phone Manners
  • E-Mail Manners
  • Planning a Party

Section 3: The Give and Take of Friendships

  • Share and Share Alike
  • Taking Turns
  • Tuning In
  • Giving Compliments
  • Being a Good Leader
  • Knowing When to Follow
  • Making the Best of Things
  • Being Flexible
  • Speaking Kindly
  • Keeping Cool
  • Releasing Your Feelings
  • Bouncing Back from Rejection

Section 4: Understanding and Caring About Your Friends

  • Paying Attention to Feelings
  • Helping Others
  • Being Too Nice
  • Including Everyone
  • It’s Nothing Personal
  • Forgiving Others
  • Respecting Differences

Section 5: Peacemaking

  • Dealing with Kids Who Are Difficult
  • Clubs and Cliques
  • Keeping the Peace
  • Apologizing
  • Compromising
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