Whether kids find socializing as natural as smiling or as hard as learning a new language, this book can help them improve their social skills so they can better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to overcoming problems and being a good friend. True-to-life vignettes, “what would you do?” scenarios, voluminous examples, quizzes to test learning, “Try This” assignments for practicing techniques, and advice from real kids make this an accessible life-skills handbook.
Part of Self-Help for Kids®
Reading Level: Grade 5
Interest Level: Ages 8–13
Guided Reading Level: T
Lexile Measure: 790L
Illustrated: two-color, illust.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 128
Praise for The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends
“Most kids want friends. Good friends make kids happier and healthier and less likely to feel stressed and lonely. But many kids don’t make friends easily and they don’t know what to do about it. Through quizzes, fun activities, and entertaining advice, Dr. Crist’s The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends helps kids learn and practice friendship skills. In chapters like ‘How to Handle Fights, Hurt Feelings, and Other Friendship Troubles,’ how to handle it ‘When Friendships End,’ and ‘Seven Tips for Growing Friendships,’ Crist gets to the heart of the matter in a simple, relatable way that will make kids want to read to the very end.”—Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP, author of Raise Your Child’s Social IQ
Helping Kids Resolve Friendship Conflicts
A best friend is one of life’s greatest joys. Having somebody to hang out, talk over problems, play video games, or compete on the sports field with can make life a lot more fun for kids.
But what do you do when your kids run into problems with friends? Maybe your child didn’t get invited to a birthday party. Or he found out on social media that his friends are having fun together and didn’t bother to include him. Some friends get into arguments and stop talking to each other for a while. When this happens, your child might think this means the friendship is over, which can be devastating.
Common Core State Standards
ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success
MS.1, MS.2, MS.3
BS.LS.1, BS.LS.4, BS.LS.9, BS.LS.10
BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.4, BS.SMS.5, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.8, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9