This fifth book in the preschoolers series, I Want To Make Friends, shows you how your child can build successful friendships and deal with peer problems along the way.
I Want To Make Friends
By B. Annye Rothenberg, Ph.D., Child/Parent Psychologist
Illustrated by Bonnie Bright
48 Pages, full color illustrations, 8x10” paperbound
Published by Perfecting Parenting Press
Parents have lots to teach young children about
getting along with their peers. In today's society, an increasing
number of children are having difficulty making friends and being a
good friend. So parents want to know why this is happening and
how to prevent this problem. What can they do if other kids
ignore their children, or are mean to them or reject them? And what if their kids annoy
others or boss them around? How can parents most
effectively teach the necessary social skills?
The unique new book I Want To Make Friends focuses on
youngsters three to six years old, explaining why these problems
happen, exactly how to intervene, and what you can change in your
parenting that will help your child become socially considerate,
make friends, and be a friend. The book helps parents understand what
to do when their kids are bossy, annoying, or aggressive, or
reserved, self-conscious, or thin-skinned. I Want To Make Friends provides
real-life examples and the effective words and strategies you can use
with your child if he has these issues, as well as if
his playmate does.
This all-in-one book by Annye Rothenberg, Ph.D.,
San Francisco Bay Area child/parent psychologist, teaches youngsters
and parents. The book combines a realistic story for children with a
comprehensive manual for parents. Dr. Rothenberg has successfully
counseled hundreds of families whose children have the typical
challenges in making friends. In this book, she shares the knowledge
she has gained from more than 25 years of professional experience and
from being a mother.
The story for children tells about Zachary, who
wants the kids at his preschool to do what he says. He thinks his ideas
are better than everyone else's. In his preschool, Zachary learns how
that bothers the kids and why they don't want to be friends with him.
With the help of his teachers and the changes his parents make at home
with Zachary, he learns how to treat other children so he is liked and
becomes a good friend.
The parents' section provides a comprehensive
set of tools so you can guide your children in building friendships and
- How to teach your child to share and take
- What you can teach your child about being
considerate in your time with him – even when no friends are over.
- How to guide the children during a playdate.
- What to do when your child's playmate is
difficult to deal with.
- What to do if your child is bossy with her
- What to do if your child is annoying and
teasing other kids, or if he's physically aggressive.
- What to do when your child says, “No one
wants to play with me.”
- And what to do if your child is very reserved
- What are the essentials if you have an only child so he
can get more comfortable with peers?
- What to do if your children
treat each other in negative ways that carry over to their peer
All parents want their children to have friends, be good friends,
and have a lifetime of good relationships with others. This book will
show you how to teach your child the essential social skills as well as
how to get through the hard times.
beautifully illustrated multicultural book begins with a "what's in
this book for children and parents" page and ends with a two-page
summary of the take-aways from the parents section.
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