How Kids Make Friends: Secrets for Making Lots of Friends No Matter How Shy You Are Paperback – Sep 1995
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Friends make life full and exciting; children's needs are vast and with the addition of each new friend lies a piece of the child's puzzle for completeness. Conversely, having few or no friends limits a child's personality and may lead to a poor self-concept and possibly to crippling emotional problems. In this book, the author acts like the kind and caring aunt who provides unconditional positive love and offers valuable secrets that can make life fulfilling and full of promise. She has created a gem of a book, both for children and parents. Each page offers the child a new tip and new possibilities. With each new strategy comes greater confidence and opening up to rewarding experiences. This book should be required reading for all elementary and middle school-aged children. -- Gerald D. Oster, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Medical School. Co-author, Helping Your Depressed Teenager: A guide for parents and caregivers
How Kids Make Friends is highly recommended for children ages six and up, parents, grandparents, educators and libraries. -- The Midwest Book Review
I LOVED this book! By the time my mom and I were finished reading it, my face hurt from smiling so much. -- Julie R, age 9
I wish How Kids Make Friends had been available to me 30 years ago. It sure would have made my life easier. -- Shel Horowitz, author, The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook
Lonnie Michelle has written what could be your child's first self-help book - How Kids Make Friends...Secrets for making lots of friends, no matter how shy you are. It definitely, yet gently, shows kids in their own language that acquiring friendships is a matter of the choices you make and the responsibility you take for the task - not something beyond their reach. This is a valuable lesson which if generalized can extend to many other life skills as well. I highly recommend it. -- Michael S. Broder, Ph.D., author of The Art of Living Single
Lonnie Michelle takes a sensitive subject and makes it a comfortable one; for both parent and child. With a new house, new neighborhood and new school ahead of us, this was just the book our family needed to jump that social hurdle and make new friends. -- Lisa Roberts, author of How to Raise a Family and A Career Under One Roof
Lonnie Michelle's book comes at a good time for an audience of parents, teachers, therapists and others who enjoy helping children grow and make their way in this complex society...It is written in a relaxed and upbeat manner with lots of specific suggestions and strategies that children can adopt for meeting new people, learning what to say, and what to do. Ms. Michelle doesn't just give advise: she has many explanations for why she suggests youngsters do as she says... -- Rita P. Sussman, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
WOW yourself by effortlessly raising your self esteem now. Read this book. -- New York Times best-selling author Mark Victor Hansen, Chicken Soup for The Soul
Where was your book ten years ago when I needed it? You've managed to fill an empty slot on the bookstore shelf, and I hope it does well. Useful information. A book every parent needs. -- Paula Hrbacek newspaper columnist, "Paula's Projects"
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This darling book has been especially popular for children who are shy or have recently moved to a new school, parents and grandparents, educators, librarians, child therapists, and special education schools and educators. How Kids Make Friends is available in bulk and charitable fundraising by special order. Give your child the gift of friendship.See all Product Description
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It's been three weeks since we bought the book, and she still insists on reading it a couple times a week. We believe it gives her confidence to go to school the next morning and interact with her classmates.
My wife insists that our daughter has a new outlook when it comes to school. She has been more playful, and talks more when she comes home. We hope these results continue!
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What an amazing book. I'm always impressed when authors who are bona fide experts can relay information without ever being condescending or belittling. Read morePublished on May 19 2004 by MovedbyMusic
With an 8-year old son learning how to make friends,and handle new situations at school, I was searching for a book to help him along. Read morePublished on May 31 2002
It didn't suit the needs of my child at all, but maybe it would help someone else.Published on March 19 2002 by Mary G. Ray
How Kids Make Friends by Lonnie Michelle is the best book I have ever read! It teaches you not only how to make friends for the kids, but it teaches the parents as well, how to... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 1998
I'm 18, I got this book today and already have made some friends, this book is excellent, it has cool pictures in it, and helpful hints on what to and what not to do, this is... Read morePublished on Feb. 2 1998 by AxOxL User@aol.com