How to Make and Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success is a how-to manual for parents of children with social challenges. The easy-to-read format clearly outlines common barriers that hinder friendships, provides actionable tips for overcoming those barriers, and includes suggested language for parents to use to provide support to their kids during unstructured social interactions. Parents play a key role in the formation of friendships. How to Make and Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success shows parents how to guide their children toward true and meaningful friendship connections. Donna and Nadine, both social coaches with extensive experience, have used these coaching tips successfully for many years. In this companion to their book for children, How To Make and Keep Friends: Tips For Kids To Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges, they share their easy-to-implement techniques for coaching kids toward attaining, sustaining, and generalizing improved social skills, including real-life stories of how these same tips have been effective with children attending their social skills programs.
Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs are accomplished social educators and partners in the How to Make & Keep Friends, LLC., that provides books, seminars and other materials to support children in successful peer interactions, social skill acquisition and bullying prevention. They each facilitate friendship groups at their respective centers in Massachusetts. Both Nadine and Donna are parents of children with special needs. Donna and Nadine consult to schools, parent groups, and human service agencies. They are also seasoned public speakers and travel to bring workshops and seminars to schools, conferences and other venues across the country. Donna and Nadine are certified in bullying prevention through the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center and are creators of the How to Make & Keep Friends Bullying Prevention Initiative to provide classroom training and team building for school systems from kindergarten through high school. We would love to hear your feedback on our books, speak with you about providing programming in your area or keep in touch with you about new books and materials. Find us on Facebook or: Email us at: email@example.com