The Friendship Book: A Guide to Making and Keeping Friends (Thoughts and Feelings #4) (Paperback)
Children can learn to make friends, keep friends and be a good friend to others with this delightful activity book, devised by child clinical psychologist Dr Katie O'Connell.Friendships can be a truly wonderful thing - they can brighten our days, and fill our lives with love and laughter. However, for many children, friendships can sometimes be a source of anxiety - when they fall out with others, find themselves shut out of social groups, or struggle to make new friends. This book has been specially designed to help children...
- Make new friends when they feel lonely
- To be a kind and supportive friend to others
- Navigate the sometimes choppy waters of interpersonal relationships It features more than 30 coloring, drawing, and journaling activities for young readers; and showcases charming and expressive watercolor illustrations by Stef Murphy. It's packed with practical suggestions and helpful strategies to help them handle situations they find difficult or overwhelming. All the activities have been devised with the help of childhood development expert Dr. Katie O'Connell, and are perfect for parents, caregivers, teachers, therapists, and youth leaders who want to help children improve their social skills. Perfect for children aged 6+. ABOUT THE SERIES: The beautifully illustrated Thoughts and Feelings series allows children to understand and express their emotions through a series of practical activities and write-in exercises, devised by childhood development experts.
Dr. Katie O'Connell is a child clinical psychologist, family and community educator, and independent consultant. She specializes in early childhood development and the neuroscience of attention deficit disorder, learning issues, anxiety and depression, and related psychological conditions. Dr. O'Connell earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Writing-Intensive English from Marquette University in 1990, and her Master's and PhD degrees in Child Clinical Psychology from DePaul University in 1996. She completed her clinical training at the University of Chicago. Dr. O'Connell resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts USA and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Walnut Hill School For The Arts. Lynn Huggins-Cooper is a widely published author with well over 80 books in print for parents and their children. She is also a regular contributor to the Times Educational Supplement, Nursery Education, Prima, Disney Explorer and BBC Learning Magazine. Lynn is a qualified primary teacher and councellor, who left the crowded South of England some years ago for the rural delights of County Durham. Lynn has written three books in the bestselling 52 Brilliant Ideas series.Stef Murphy is a freelance illustrator based in London. She has been drawing and storytelling from a young age. Her playful style and varied textures are achieved using rollers, sponges, brushes, and sometimes even twigs.