Tag Archives: friendship skills

Back in the Classroom: Helping Students Feel Confident Making Friends This Fall

By Eric Braun, author of Make a Friend, Be a Friend New pencil box. Backpack. Bouncing through a crowd of kids, tummy full of butterflies. What’s my teacher like? When’s recess? Who’s in my class? Who do I sit by? … Continue reading

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How to Help Kids Make Friends During the Pandemic

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends With the COVID-19 pandemic going into its second year, we are starting to see the mental health of children and teens decline as they continue … Continue reading

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Top 19 Posts of 2019

Before we jump into a new year of fantastic advice on the Free Spirit Publishing blog, let’s celebrate the top posts from 2019! We rounded up our most popular posts this year for your (re)reading pleasure. Got a favorite we … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Resolve Friendship Conflicts

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends A best friend is one of life’s greatest joys. Having somebody to hang out, talk over problems, play video games, or compete on the sports … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Boost Inclusiveness and Help Marginalized Kids Fit In

By Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of  End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy: The Proven 6Rs of Bullying Prevention That Create Inclusive, Safe, and Caring Schools “I don’t know why I bother,” the student told me. “Nobody at this school cares about … Continue reading

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