Growing Friendships: A Kids’ Guide to Making and Keeping Friends.
by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore and Christine McLaughlin
It is a guide for helping kids learn some ways that just might help them make friends, when they are dealing with that awkward situation of being the odd man out.
The concept of the book is very creative. The authors present different scenarios and guide the reader towards what they feel are the appropriate ways to handle the situation. The book uses regular text along with cartoons to help hold the reader’s interest as well as to underscore their points.
There is a cartoon dog and cat who make light-hearted commentaries throughout the book to make the book more interesting to kids.
We give Growing Friendships all five stars. Whereas it might not work in every situation, the approach presented is probably the best way to attempt to make and keep friendships for older children and young teens.
We think this book would make an excellent gift for any older child/young teen. Parents will find it helpful, too. The book could be used to open a dialogue.
Although Growing Friendships does not have any scripture references, it may still be a good tool for churches to use in small group classes for their youth group.
This may very well be the best way for church youth groups to empower their kids out on the mission field, also known as school.
Purchase a copy for your youth pastor and one for your church library as well.
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