Book Title: How to Make & Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success (Volume 2)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Donna Shea
How to Make and Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success is a how-to manual for parents of children with social challenges. The easy-to-read format outlines common barriers that hinder friendships, provides actionable tips for overcoming those obstacles, and includes suggested language for parents to use to provide support to their kids during unstructured social interactions. Parents play a vital role in the formation of friendships and helping their child find and keep friends. How to Make and Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success shows parents how to guide their children toward meaningful social connections. While any parent and child can benefit from these tips, they are particularly useful for children with ADHD, Anxiety, Sensory Integration, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Aspergers and High Functioning Autism. Donna and Nadine, both social-emotional learning specialists and coaches with extensive experience (and both are moms of children with social struggles), have used these coaching tips successfully over many years. In this companion to their book for children, How To Make and Keep Friends: Tips For Kids To Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges, they share their easy-to-implement techniques for coaching kids toward attaining, sustaining, and generalizing improved social skills. Also included are real-life stories of how their tips have proven useful for children attending their social skills programs.