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Book details
  • SubGenre:Social Themes / Friendship
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Discovering Character strengths in children.
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:58
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098378592

Lets Be Friends!

Meet new friends from around the world discovering their character strength

by Donna Martire Miller and Joseph A. Bologna

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Helping our children establish healthy friendships and relationships as they develop is crucial. If we could help them to absorb praise as easily as they absorb criticism, they will be better equipped to navigate these times and future challenges. Research proves that helping children to recognize their strengths can protect them from the effects of bullying, self-doubt, and childhood depression. The entire family can participate in recognizing each other's character strengths, thereby, experiencing an overflow of joy and happiness. This is Damien's story of friendship - and discovering character strengths in others as he travels the world.

What character strengths do you want your children or students to have? How can you teach resilience in a way that carries them through the tough times?

Enter Let’s Be Friends: Meet New Friends from Around the World! Join the main character, Damien, as he meets real-life children from all corners of the earth. Each new friend describes a different character trait, and talks about how they live out that trait in their real lives.

Children learn best from one another, and our beautiful and culturally diverse friends from around the world have so much to teach us!

Character strength concepts include:

  • Having a growth mindset

  • Building self-esteem

  • Using a positive response to a difficult situation

  • Focusing on tasks

  • Having hope

  • Mindfulness

  • Perseverance

  • And so much more! 

Scientifically researched benefits from focusing on character strengths include: 

  • Resilience building

  • Decrease in bullying behaviors and tolerance for bullies

  • Increased academic success

  • Discovery of talents

  • Building a strong positive identity and sense of self

  • Creating a “toolbox” of positive emotions and mindset to tap into during times of trouble

  • And many more!

Perfect for the home or the classroom, with a focus on diversity and the character strengths that can be found in all of us, Let’s Be Friends stirs the imagination and pushes kids to find the strengths that they possess. Pick up your copy today and let the worldwide adventure begin!

About the author
Donna Martire Miller, www.HappilyEverActions.com a Connecticut-based business that caters to the whole person. The skills taught are universal. The mission is to enable people to engage in and live a life worth living. "Happily, Ever Actions" is a business that applies cutting-edge research in positive psychology creating concrete tools that will increase your happiness and wellbeing in all areas of life. Donna holds a master's degree in Counseling and Organizational Human Resource Development. She is a graduate of the Positive Psychology Program (the Science of Happiness) at Kripalu/ Wholebeing Institute and has worked as a teacher's assistant to WBI and Tal Ben Shahar, the renowned Harvard Professor, and author. She is also post master's certified in Positive Psychology Coaching and Teaching for Transformation, Mindfulness, and Strength-based practices, as well as certification in Women's Wellness and Meditation. Donna has an adjunct professorship where she teaches Wellness, Perspectives of Happiness, and other Human Services-related courses. Donna held The Executive Director position for 30 years at HELP FOR KIDS a positive parenting, family system-strengthening Center where she recently received a lifetime achievement award for strengthening over 10,000 families. She claims most of her knowledge in parenting from raising her 5 kids and 7 grandchildren! She is an international keynote speaker, trainer, and workshop presenter. She is an expert in positive parenting education but will be the first to tell you that everything she has learned was from her wonderful children and grandchildren! She is a happiness, well-being life coach. Donna finds joy in singing rhythm and blues and teaching let your yoga dance! She is a published author, included in "Transformation 2020, A ladies Power Lunch Anthology" which has reached bestseller status on Amazon. Currently her book "The View From Within- Spiritual Pathways to Unshakeable Happiness" is available for order from the website www.happilyeveractions.com. which is the first in a trilogy on sustainable happiness. She is collaborating and authoring the next two books in the trilogy with her team of professionals working together towards Unshakeable happiness, by applying science-based Happily Ever Actions ™