Making Friends: A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child's Friendships

Making Friends: A Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Child's Friendships

by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

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Overview

Friends are desperately important to most children, most of the time. However, what children want, or get, from their friends and how they value these friendships change as they mature. Making Friends focuses on the typical experiences and transitions of pre-adolescent friendship, and offers advice on how a parent's role should adapt accordingly.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786749669
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/14/2009
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 316 KB

About the Author

Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer writes extensively on parenting and child development. She is the author of eight books, including Raising Confident Boys, Raising Confident Girls, and Talking to Tweens.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

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

Epilogue 195

Bibliography 197

Acknowledgments 199

Index 201

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