By Gertrude Chandler Warner

Benny Alden has just one greenback to spend on Grandfather's birthday current. yet every thing he reveals both expenditures an excessive amount of or isn't a lot enjoyable. Then Benny, his good friend Michael, and his puppy, Watch, pay attention Grandfather speaking to the baker, and without notice Benny has an concept that's most suitable!

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Indd 9 11/07/13 8:50 AM 10 THE SCIENCE OF MAKING FRIENDS summaries for teens and young adults. Perspective-taking questions are also presented on the DVD following each video demonstration. These questions will help you facilitate a discussion with your teen or young adult about appropriate and inappropriate social behavior and also assist your child with reading social cues and putting him- or herself in someone else’s shoes. Chapter Exercises for Teens and Young Adults Each chapter includes chapter exercises for teens and young adults to promote use of these skills in more natural settings.

Relationships, then we will need to combine these two critical ingredients. Many social skills groups in the community attempt to help kids with social challenges by bringing these kids together in the hopes that friendships will develop in the group. We call these programs friendshipmatching groups. These programs are essentially like dating services for friends, where kids turn up and parents hope there will be a match or a good fit. The problem with these types of programs is that they’re not only failing to teach the critical skills needed for making and keeping friends but they also fail to teach kids how and where to find their own source of friends.

8 THE SCIENCE OF MAKING FRIENDS handling peer conflict and rejection. This part includes information about how to handle arguments, verbal teasing, cyber bullying, rumors and gossip, physical bullying, and how to change a bad reputation. An epilogue also includes general conclusions and thoughts about moving forward. Within parts 2 and 3, each chapter outlines a different ecologically valid social skill, presented using concrete rules and steps of social behavior. Chapters are broken down into separate sections as described in the following.

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