Getting On With Others: How To Teach Your Child Essential Social Skills

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  • Author: Cooper, John
  • Publisher: Finch Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781876451691
  • Format: Paperback
  • number of pages: 224
  • publication year: 2006

School teachers know one thing to be true: that cooperative children do better at school and in life. Such children learn to make friends, manage their emotions and solve problems with others. In Getting On With Others, clinical psychologist John Cooper identifies three skills as being essential building blocks for children: developing cooperative behaviour, acquiring basic social skills and solving social problems. He shows how parents can teach these skills and help children learn about feelings. In addition, he presents methods to assist children to develop assertiveness, reduce anxiety and handle situations involving conflict. The techniques described are clinically proven and research shows they are effective in changing childrens behaviour. Getting on with Others offers accessible, incisive, expert guidance in an area ... which is central to children/s wellbeing throughout their lives, Dr Brent Waters, Foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNSW (retired).  Keywords: Parenting, Communication, Age Groups, Preschool Years, Primary School Years, Individual Differences/Special Needs, Social Skills