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The Friendship Factor

Kenneth H RubinAndrea Thompson
The Friendship Factor

The Friendship Factor

Kenneth H RubinAndrea Thompson

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Today's parents seem more concerned than ever about their children's well-being. If they are shy or withdrawn, are they suffering from social phobia? If they are desperate to be connected to the "in" crowd, are they failing to develop their own identities? We often miss the more subtle but tell-tale indications of real distress -- a child's feeling that he doesn't belong. In The Friendship Factor, Dr. Kenneth Rubin provides a missing piece to what really matters for a child's healthy emotional development -- "the friendship factor."In his more than twenty-five years of longitudinal research in the field of friendship and peer influence, Dr. Kenneth Rubin has discovered that our children's ability to navigate their social world shapes all aspects of their emotional and intellectual growth and is crucial to their future happiness and success. While reassuring readers that most worries are based on normal developmental phases, Dr. Rubin shows that the ability to connect socially is something children learn and can develop over time. The Friendship Factor deals with: -- the difference between popularity and friendship-- accepting your child's social style and temperament-- the unwritten rule of playground politics-- helping both withdrawn and aggressive children-- the dynamics of bullying and how to stop itReaders will recognize their child and themselves in The Friendship Factor as it takes its place beside classics like Reviving Ophelia and Emotional Intelligence. With its tools and strategies, it can help children become their best social selves -- now and for a lifetime.

- Publisher Today'S Parents Seem More concerned than ever about their children's well-being. If they are shy or withdrawn, are they suffering from social phobia? If they are desperate to be connected to the "in" crowd, are they failing to develop their own identities? We often miss the more subtle but tell-tale indications of real distress--a child's feeling that he doesn't belong. In The Friendship Factor, Dr. Kenneth Rubin provides a missing piece to what really matters for a child's healthy emotional development--"the friendship factor." In his more than twenty-five years of longitudinal research in the field of friendship & peer influence, Dr. Kenneth Rubin has discovered that our children's ability to navigate their social world shapes all aspects of their emotional & intellectual growth & is crucial to their future happiness & success. While reassuring readers that most worries are based on normal developmental phases, Dr. Rubin shows that the ability to connect socially is something children learn & can develop over time. The Friendship Factor deals with: . the difference between popularity & friendship . accepting your child's social style & temperment . the unwritten rule of playground politics . helping both withdrawn & aggressive children . the dynamics of bullying & how to stop it Readers will recognize their child & themselves in The Friendship Factor as it takes its place beside classics like Reviving Ophelia & Emotional Intelligence. With its tools & strategies, it can help children become their best social selves--now & for a lifetime.

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About "The Friendship Factor"

Today's parents seem more concerned than ever about their children's well-being. If they are shy or withdrawn, are they suffering from social phobia? If they are desperate to be connected to the "in" crowd, are they failing to develop their own identities? We often miss the more subtle but tell-tale indications of real distress -- a child's feeling that he doesn't belong. In The Friendship Factor, Dr. Kenneth Rubin provides a missing piece to what really matters for a child's healthy emotional development -- "the friendship factor."In his more than twenty-five years of longitudinal research in the field of friendship and peer influence, Dr. Kenneth Rubin has discovered that our children's ability to navigate their social world shapes all aspects of their emotional and intellectual growth and is crucial to their future happiness and success. While reassuring readers that most worries are based on normal developmental phases, Dr. Rubin shows that the ability to connect socially is something children learn and can develop over time. The Friendship Factor deals with: -- the difference between popularity and friendship-- accepting your child's social style and temperament-- the unwritten rule of playground politics-- helping both withdrawn and aggressive children-- the dynamics of bullying and how to stop itReaders will recognize their child and themselves in The Friendship Factor as it takes its place beside classics like Reviving Ophelia and Emotional Intelligence. With its tools and strategies, it can help children become their best social selves -- now and for a lifetime.
- Publisher

Today'S Parents Seem More concerned than ever about their children's well-being. If they are shy or withdrawn, are they suffering from social phobia? If they are desperate to be connected to the "in" crowd, are they failing to develop their own identities? We often miss the more subtle but tell-tale indications of real distress--a child's feeling that he doesn't belong. In The Friendship Factor, Dr. Kenneth Rubin provides a missing piece to what really matters for a child's healthy emotional development--"the friendship factor." In his more than twenty-five years of longitudinal research in the field of friendship & peer influence, Dr. Kenneth Rubin has discovered that our children's ability to navigate their social world shapes all aspects of their emotional & intellectual growth & is crucial to their future happiness & success. While reassuring readers that most worries are based on normal developmental phases, Dr. Rubin shows that the ability to connect socially is something children learn & can develop over time. The Friendship Factor deals with: . the difference between popularity & friendship . accepting your child's social style & temperment . the unwritten rule of playground politics . helping both withdrawn & aggressive children . the dynamics of bullying & how to stop it Readers will recognize their child & themselves in The Friendship Factor as it takes its place beside classics like Reviving Ophelia & Emotional Intelligence. With its tools & strategies, it can help children become their best social selves--now & for a lifetime.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Kenneth H Rubin

Kenneth H. Rubin, Ph.D., is professor of human development and director of the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture at the University of Maryland. His work has been featured in "USA Today," and on NPR and many other programs. ý Andrea Thompson is a freelance writer.

Andrea Thompson

Julie Tupler, R.N., is a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor, and childbirth educator (she is pictured on the front cover). She is the creator of Maternal Fitness, a labor-preparation program that features the Tupler Technique, exercises that are unique to her pregnancy workout. ANDREA THOMPSON is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to numerous magazines. Both authors live in New York City.ý

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  • Catalogue Code 183036
  • Product Code 067003018X
  • EAN 9780670030187
  • UPC 051488024958
  • Pages 320
  • Department General Books
  • Category Parenting
  • Sub-Category Parenting Children
  • Publisher Viking Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2002
  • Dimensions 237 x 158 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.599kg

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