New Book in Series Helps Adults Coach Kids to Make Friends
The follow-up for parents and professionals to the highly successful first book in the How To Make & Keep Friends series has just been released. In this adult companion to their book for kids, social educators Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs, share their easy-to-implement tips and techniques for coaching children toward attaining, sustaining and generalizing improved social skills.
“After publishing our first book, 'How to Make & Keep Friends: Tips for Kids to Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges,' parents and professional were asking for their manual to help kids with social skills. 'How to Make & Keep Friends: Coaching Children for Social Success' contains the ‘secret sauce’ for what’s been proven to be so effective in our social programs,” says Briggs. Donna states, “With social communication disorders on the rise (1 in 88 children are now being diagnosed) as well as an increase in the complexities of bullying, our book provides concrete ways to help children improve their social abilities to navigate the more complicated social world we live in.”
How to Make & Keep Friends: Coaching Children for Social Success is a how-to manual for parents and professionals to support children with social challenges. The easy-to-read format clearly outlines common barriers that hinder friendships with actionable coaching tips and suggested language for adults to use to provide support to kids during unstructured social interactions.
“We know parents don’t have a lot of time to read social skills books so our format allows them to find the barrier and situation easily with to-the-point strategies for what to do,” stated Briggs. Adults play a key role in the formation of friendships and How to Make & Keep Friends: Coaching Children for Social Success explains how to guide children toward finding true and meaningful connections. Donna believes, “Improving social skills does not need to be clinical or complicated.”
These coaching tips have proven to be tremendously successful by Donna and Nadine, both with extensive experience as social coaches. They also share real-life stories of how these tips have worked for the kids attending their social skills programs. Authors Shea and Briggs both know from personal and professional experience that when children are supported in learning how to deal with social challenges, it has a positive impact on alleviating social anxiety, increasing self-confidence and gives kids the tools they need to handle difficult situations, such as bullying.
Books can be purchased on Amazon.com.
Identifies and provides suggestions to overcome common friendship barriers.
Explores the adult role in coaching children for social success.
Gives concrete ideas for creating social opportunities.
Shares how to support a child in social situations without causing embarrassment.
Provides tips for specific social scenarios.
Reveals tried-and-true key phrases and social language suggestions.
Donna Shea, Director of the Peter Pan Center, and Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids, are passionate about helping kids make and keep friends. They have dedicated themselves to working with children who experience mild to moderate social difficulties to foster positive social skills and interactions.
About The Book:
This is a how-to manual for parents and professionals to support children experiencing social challenges. The easy-to-read format clearly outlines common barriers that hinder friendships with actionable coaching tips and suggested language for adults to use to provide support to kids during unstructured social interactions.
Donna Shea Nadine Briggs