You can’t make others like your child, but you can help your child be the kind of friends others want.
The Left Out Child: The Importance of Friendship helps parents help their kids understand the language of likeability and how to master their social skills. Author Judy Wright addresses many problems and offers solutions, including how parents can help their child, how and when to intervene and when to step back, gender and age differences, how to help your child become more confident and overcome shyness, and how to help children with autism read, understand, and use social body language to foster friendships.
The Left Out Child: The Importance of Friendship answers these and other questions:
- What can parents do to guide the social development of their young children?
- Why is it important to be included?
- Is it harder to make friends now than it used to be?
- How important is it to help your child be more likeable?
- What do I do if the teacher or coach doesn’t like my child?
- How do I comfort my child when they are picked last or not at all?
- How do I help my child overcome shyness and build confidence?
- Is there a gender difference in friendships?
- What about bullies, should parents intervene?
- Ages and stages of friendship
- Social skills are simple, but not easy
- Ten ways to help your child make friends
- 15 ways to help kids like themselves