Start Young to Teach Children How to
Get Along Well with Other Kids.
A New Book with All the Skills Parents
(and Kids) Need
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.
Dr. Rothenberg is one of the Bay Area's leading experts in parenting
guidance emphasizing young children's development and behavior. An
adjunct clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Stanford
University School of Medicine, she is a frequent speaker to groups of
parents, teachers, and pediatricians. Her professional visits to
families in their homes have helped her observe the variety of ways
parents guide their children as well as the children's likely reactions.
Dr. Rothenberg is also the author of four other all-in-one books in her
parent/young-child series: Mommy And Daddy Are Always Supposed To Say
Yes … Aren't They? (2007), Why Do I Have To? (2008), I Like To Eat
Treats (2010), and I Don't Want To Go To The Toilet (2011).
The first book teaches parents (and kids) how much choice and say young
children should have so they don't become overly entitled and
self-centered. The second book teaches about rules and how to get young
children to cooperate with their parents, including using new and more
effective, age-appropriate consequences. The third book excites
children about healthy eating and provides essential information to
parents about the common eating issues. The fourth helps children be
willing to stop playing to go peepee in the toilet as well as not to be
afraid to go poop in the toilet. Its guidance is useful for parents
whose children are uninterested, resistant, and/or fearful about toilet
I Want To Make Friends
First edition, 48 pages, full color illustrations, 8”x10” quality
Publication date: May 2012
Publisher: Perfecting Parenting Press