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How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges

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How To Make and Keep Friends provides parents and kids with social skills advice presented in top ten list format. Simple tips for the most common social challenges are included, such as:

  • How to Make New Friends at School
  • How to Safely Handle Angry Feelings
  • Attending Parties
  • How to Share Fairly
  • Being a Good Play Date Guest and Host
  • Working in a Group
  • … and much more!

How to Make & Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success

This next entry in our How to Make and Keep Friends series is a how-to manual for parents and professionals to support children with social challenges. The easy-to-read format clearly outlines common barriers that hinder friendships with actionable coaching tips and suggested language for adults to use to provide support to kids during unstructured social interactions.

Adults play a key role in the formation of friendships and How to Make & Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success explains how to guide children toward finding true and meaningful connections.

I Feel Mad: Tips for Kids on Managing Angry Feelings

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by Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs

The How to Make and Keep Friends books are known for providing quick, easy tips for kids that help them with managing their feelings as well as developing friendships.   I Feel Mad: Tips for Kids on Managing Angry Feelings is based on the one-of-a-kind “Getting the Mads Out” skill-based workshop that has helped many children learn to manage their angry feelings over the last decade.

I Feel Mad: Tips for Kids on Managing Angry Feelings contains full color illustrations by artist Ryan Flynn.  The beautiful images further enhance the effective tips and make the workbook a must-have for kids who struggle with anger issues.

In the new anger workbook, children will learn:

  • the anger rule to follow and what they may or may not do when they are feeling angry;
  • that anger is a normal emotion we all have and that managing anger appropriately is a critical life skill;
  • how to identify the physical sensations of anger and implement strategies before it becomes too hot to handle;
  • a menu of safe strategies to choose from when angry situations arise; and
  • effective problem solving skills and specific reactions to replace an angry response.

Donna Shea, Director of the Peter Pan Center, and Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids, are passionate about helping kids make and keep friends. They have dedicated themselves to working with children who experience mild to moderate social difficulties to foster positive social skills and interactions.

I Feel Worried! Tips for Kids on Overcoming Anxiety

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The I Feel Worried workbook provides simple, actionable and proven tips to help kids manage anxious feelings. In this workbook, your child will learn: • that anxiety is a normal and sometimes necessary emotion we all experience; • how to understand and label feelings; • how to identify the physical sensations of anxiety and implement strategies before the fear becomes too strong; • calming exercises to choose when anxiety-provoking situations arise; • effective coping skills and specific strategies to manage anxiety; • that he or she has the power to overcome anxious thoughts and become an expert worry ninja. How to Make & Keep Friends, LLC provides the following resources • The How to Make & Keep Friends Books and Workbooks • Bullying Prevention, Facilitated Recess Programs and School Observations • Professional Development Seminars • Workshops for Children and Parents Shea and Briggs consult with families, school systems, and community organizations to improve the social and emotional lives of children everywhere. The important thing is, you really should not let the worries win. You may not feel as though you are stronger than your worries, but you really and truly are!


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