Saturday, November 19, 2016

How to Make and Keep Friends Series by Nadine Briggs and Donna Shea Review

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!

How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome  50 Common Social Challenges   
Updated for 2016! How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges By Nadine Briggs and Donna Shea 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. This is a resource for those children who benefit most from direct instruction or learn more effectively using factual materials rather than fictional stories. While the reading grade level and content is geared toward elementary school kids, many teens and adults report they are finding these tips on the basics to be helpful. Included are simple and immediately actionable tips to navigate common social situations that can be challenging, such as: • How to Join a Group • How to Safely Handle Angry Feelings • Handling Rejection and Exclusion • Working Things Out & Sharing Fairly • Being a Good Guest and Host • Playground Success • … and much more! In this updated edition, we have taken the feedback from our reviews and readers and 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.

I Feel Mad! Tips for Kids on Managing Angry Feelings (How to Make & Keep Friends Workbooks) (Volume 1)
The I Feel Mad anger workbook provides simple, actionable and proven strategies to help kids manage angry feelings. In this workbook, your child will learn: • the anger rule to follow and what he or she can or cannot do when he or she is feeling angry; • that anger is a normal emotion we all have, but 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. I Feel Mad is written at a 3rd grade reading level. Younger children can easily access the content with parent support and some older children (up through 5th grade) have found the workbook to be a helpful tool for coping with strong feelings.



Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids, holds dual-graduate level certifications in Coaching Children & Teens and Coaching Children and Teens with ADHD. She is also certified in the Girl Meets World curriculum and has had training through the Child Anxiety Network. 
Nadine Briggs
Donna Shea, is the Founder of the Peter Pan Center for Social and Emotional Growth and holds a BA in Behavioral Science from Lesley University in Cambridge and is a pioneer in the concept of a non-clinical approach to social-emotional learning. 

Shea’s award winning programs have been helping children achieve social success for over fourteen years. Briggs and Shea are also certified in bullying prevention through the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center. Both Briggs and Shea are parents of children with special needs that include Down Syndrome, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD and Sensory Processing Disorder.

Connect with Briggs and Shea on www.howtomakeandkeepfriends.com,

Twitter, and Facebook.

I Feel Worried: Tips for Kids on Overcoming Anxiety can be purchased from Amazon.


I recevied complimentary copies.

Cassandra's review- There is so much to help your child in the series, but I did not agree with all of it.  I man as a parent you need to review and choose what you really think is the best methods for your children, because only you know there skill set and needs.   So many people have different views so you can really just pick through and share this series with other families or church groups etc.    This is also a good set for homeschool children as they do not socialize as much especially in the colder months.   There are good life lessons for any age even adults.

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