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How to Help Kids Set and Respect Boundaries with Friends

By Lydia Bowers, author of the We Say What’s Okay series  As we begin a new school year, children are excited to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Friendships can be a great source of both satisfaction and … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Children Make Friends During the Summer

By Eric Braun, author of Make a Friend, Be a Friend Kids and summer break—they go together like chips and cheese sauce. Like ice cream and cones, ketchup and fries. After a stressful school year, kids deserve some nice, delicious … Continue reading

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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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