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Teaching children how to navigate the complex social universe, this everyday strategy guide helps them to develop healthy social skills. Informed by current research on character development, this handbook helps parents, educators, and health-care workers understand which critical social skills determine future success and how to incorporate the teaching of those skills into everyday life. Practical advice emphasizes building children's resilience and the management of social conflicts while teaching them how to make and keep friends and appreciate their own strengths and the strengths of others. A troubleshooting section addresses common problems and how to solve them, and two addenda focus on specific socialization issues faced by educators and health-care workers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781886941601
ISBN-10: 1886941602
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 215mm x 8mm)
Pages: 182
Imprint: Specialty Press, Incorporated, U.S.
Publisher: Specialty Press, Incorporated, U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Kristy Hagar

Kristy Hagar, PhD, is a paediatric neuropsychologist at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Sam Goldstein, PhD, is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Robert Brooks, PhD, is a professor at Harvard Medical School and a doctor at McLean Hospital. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts.