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Hard to teach kids using this book
on 28 November 2013
I bought this book to look to teach my son social skills. All it consists of is lists of endless tips on how to behave. I do not doubt that all the tips are good ones but how are you meant to use this book to actually teach a child with moderate social difficulties? I really expected more from the authors given their experience.
There are no examples, scenarios, tasks or two way interactions to allow your child to understand & make sense of the tips.
At the same time, I also bought "Social Awareness Skills for Children" & "Bullies, Big Mouths & So Called Friends" - my son loves these books, especially the latter as it is packed with stories, examples and involvement.
Perhaps the authors should read the two books I've recommended and try a redraft of "How to Make & Keep friends" - to make the book more relevant to kids with learning difficulties.