Making friends can be a challenge for all children, but those with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can struggle more than most. This collection of ten fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged four to eight and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key problem areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. The lively and entertaining stories depersonalize issues, allowing children to see situations from the perspective of others and enabling them to recognize themselves in the characters. This opens the door to discussion, which in turn leads to useful insight and strategies they can practise and implement in the future. Each story has a separate introduction for adults which explains the main strategies within it. This book will be a valuable resource for all parents and teachers of children with ASD, along with their friends and families, and anybody else looking to help children on the spectrum to understand, make and maintain friendships.
Learning to Be a Good Friend allows adults to show kids how to cultivate friendship. It discusses behaviors that foster friendships, as well as those that drive friends away. It illustrates the pitfalls of peer pressure, and what to do when you can’t find a friend or have lost your best friend.
Learning about Life-Love, Infatuation, Friendship, Exploitation is the only family-based abuse prevention program of its kind for use by parish leaders to guide parents in offering their children a foundation for healthy and loving relationships. Developed from the moral and doctrinal teachings of the Church and piloted with many parishes and schools, Learning about Life empowers parish leaders to guide parents through these important conversations with their children in a way that is appropriate, comfortable, and helpful.
This is a collection of mainly psychological contributions from those with research and professional interests in co-operative learning, peer tutoring, computer-supported collaborative learning, computer-assisted learning and a variety of other interactive learning situations. Whilst coverage is mainly of learning in educational settings, there are also contributions from organizational settings, including team training in a military context, work, business and employment settings, and scientific problem-solving. secondary and higher education into the domain of work. There is also a focus on learners with special needs.
Discover the discipline, power, and grace that is to be found in the art and practice of rich spiritual friendships. Wendy Miller provides a practical, workable guide to beginning and strengthening such a friendship from theological, formational, and practical standpoints using a discussion guide based on the Gospel of Matthew.
This is a children's book to teach the young minds that we are one that it does not matter what colour, race, or culture we are, what matters, is the kindness that we spread around the world and learning that all colour is beautiful. Together we stand, divided we all fall.
The "Bee-Attitude" friends teach important "ways of being" a friend. A dozen bees share their bits of wisdom in simple friendly advice. Learning about friendship and social skills starts early in life. Adults who work with children, must remember that children learn friendly behaviors by how they are treated and through directly teaching qualities and skills that will go with them the rest of their lives. While we cannot always control all the influences in children's lives, we can make a difference by providing gentle, kind, and firm guidance. These bees support teachers in doing just that! Take these bees into your classroom and into the lives of young children! This book along with others in this unit of study, encourages children to learn about the many concepts of friendship and to practice the skills that lead to a successful life! BEE ATTITUDE FRIENDS is part of the Me Complete! Early Learning Program, Volume 2, Unit 1, "Me and My Friends" unit. It may also be used independently. The complete curricular set may be purchased at earlylearning.today
Do you long for a true friend? "Isn't that what we all want? To be seen, in all our glory, for better or worse, the good, the bad, and the ugly and still be embraced?" If only such friendships were easy to find. And keep. For Lisa Whelchel and millions of others, friendship is a challenge. The vulnerability, trust, balance, grace, and time required to develop and maintain strong friendships do not come easily. Growing up as an actress in Hollywood, there were few people Lisa could trust, and even fewer to guide her. By the time she reached adulthood, she had learned to be self-sufficient. She was strong, she was “safe,” and she was lonely. One day, Lisa found that “the desire to experience connection was stronger than the desire to be safe.” She determined right then to finally understand friendship: how to create one, sustain it, and experience the sheer joy of having it. But it wasn’t easy. Since then, she has traveled the ups and downs of friendship, learning about herself, others, and the kinds of friendship God designed. A speaker, teacher, and compelling storyteller, Lisa writes from her heart and her head, sharing her story and helping women understand how to cope with the strengths and weaknesses of friendship, and basing all her advice on the foundation of our ultimate relationship with the Savior.
by National Council of American-Soviet Friendship (U.S.)
The eighth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities' Prism series, Friendship 101 focuses on building social competence, friendship making, and recreation and leisure skills among students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Chapters in this evidence-based, user-friendly guide address the needs of students in different developmental periods (from pre-K through young adulthood), providing teachers, parents, and teacher educators with tools and strategies for enhancing the social skill development of these children and youth. Presented through an ecological perspective, together these chapters emphasize building social competence within and across school, home, and community contexts.
"HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO ME?" We've all had friendships that have gone bad. Whether it takes the form of a simple yet inexplicable estrangement or a devastating betrayal, a failed friendship can make your life miserable, threaten your success at work or school, and even undermine your romantic relationships. Finally there is help. In When Friendship Hurts, Jan Yager, recognized internationally as a leading expert on friendship, explores what causes friendships to falter and explains how to mend them -- or end them. In this straightforward, illuminating book filled with dozens of quizzes and real-life examples, Yager covers all the bases, including: The twenty-one types of negative friends -- a rogues' gallery featuring such familiar types as the Blood-sucker, the Fault-finder, the Promise Breaker, and the Copycat How to recognize destructive friends as well as how to find ideal ones The e-mail effect -- how electronic communication has changed friendships for both the better and the worse The misuse of friendship at work -- how to deal with a co-worker's lies, deceit, or attempts at revenge How to stop obsessing about a failed friendship And much more The first highly prescriptive book to focus on the complexities of friendship, When Friendship Hurts demonstrates how, why, and when to let go of bad friends and how to develop the positive friendships that enrich our lives on every level. For everyone who has ever wondered about friends who betray, hurt, or reject them, this authoritative book provides invaluable insights and advice to resolve the problem once and for all.