Thursday, June 29, 2017
Growing Friendships By Eileen Kennedy-Moore #Review
A Kid's Guide to Making and Keeping Friends
By Eileen Kennedy-Moore and Christine McLaughlin
From psychologist and children’s friendships expert Eileen Kennedy-Moore and parenting and health writer Christine McLaughlin comes a social development primer that gives kids the answers they need to make and keep friends.
Friendship is complicated for kids. Almost every child struggles socially at some time, in some way. Having an argument with a friend, getting teased, or even trying to find a buddy in a new classroom…although these are typical problems, they can be very painful. And friendships are never about just one thing.
With research-based practical solutions and plenty of true-to-life examples—presented in more than 200 lighthearted cartoons—Growing Friendships is a toolkit for both girls and boys as they make sense of the social order around them.
Children everywhere want to fit in with a group, resist peer pressure, and be good sports—but even the most socially adept children struggle at times. But after reading this highly illustrated guide on their own or with a caring adult, kids everywhere will be well equipped to face any friendship challenges that come their way.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- I think that if you handed a child this book and allowed them at their own pace to read and discover it, they would be able to find a way to make friends and possibly keep them. I can even see some adults benefiting from really good advice presented. The little comic sections seemed to be more of a distraction for me personally and made the book a little hard to follow, I would have prefered a straight read. I can see that maybe a younger child might find them funny or easier to connect with.