The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends

The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends

Product Number : 115241500

  • Well organized chapter book teaches children how to improve their social skills and make lasting friendships
  • Will benefit both children who struggle in social situations, and children who make friends easily
  • By James J Crist, Ph.D
  • 5th grade reading level, appropriate for ages 8-13

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By James J. Crist, for children ages 8 to 13.


Whether kids find socializing as natural as smiling or as hard as learning a foreign language, this book can help them imporve their social skills so they can better enjoy the benefits of friendship. Practical advice covers everything from breaking the ice to developing friendships to overcoming problems. True-to-life vignettes, "what would you do?" scenarios, voluminous examples, quizzes to test learning, "Try This" assignments for practicing techniques, and advice from real kids make this an accessible life-skills handbook.


128 pages, 5.9" x 8.8" x .40", softcover, three color illustrations.


About the Author:


Award-winning author James J. Crist is the clinical director and a staff psychologist at the Child and Family Counseling Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he provides psychological testing and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Crist is also an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University in Washington, D.C. He conducts workshops on topics including ADHD, Asperger's, depression, anxiety, anger management, parenting skills, effective discipline strategies, and more. He is the author of several books for young people, including What to Do When You're Cranky & Blue, What to Do When You're Scared & Worried, Mad: How to Deal with Your Anger and Get Respect, and Siblings: You're stuck with Each Other So Stick Together (with Elizabeth Verdick). He lives in Fort Washington, Maryland.




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