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Book details
  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Child Development
  • Language:English
  • Pages:36
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543952889

Rodney Makes a Friend

A Lesson for Young Children in Building Resilience

by George S. Everly, Jr., PhD , Andrea N. Everly and Gina Brelesky

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Overview

“Does my child have someone to eat lunch with?” This is the type of question that tugs at our heartstrings as we inherently understand the vital importance of friendship in our lives. As adults that care deeply about the children in our lives, we understand, and the research supports that stress can be a major problem for young children. Learning how to be resilient from a young age is an essential life skill and one of the most powerful ways to increase resilience is through forming friendships. Through Rodney Makes a Friend, children will experience the story of how a shy and lonely rabbit makes friends by learning the secret of The Golden Rule of Friendship. The Golden Rule of Friendship not only fosters friendships, it may actually help build social intelligence through the practice of "perspective taking."


Description
Pediatricians and child psychologists agree that stress can be a major problem for even young children. It seems learning how to be resilient, even at a young age, could be an essential life skill. Research has shown that one of the most powerful ways to increase resilience is through the support of others, such as forming friendships. This book, Rodney Makes a Friend, tells the story of how a shy and lonely rabbit makes friends by learning the secret of The Golden Rule of Friendship. The Golden Rule of Friendship not only fosters friendships, it may actually help build social intelligence through the practice of "perspective taking." Perspective taking is when we try to view the world as others see it, think about it, and feel it. Through perspective taking, the child learns to become more "other-oriented," not just self-absorbed. Social intelligence is believed to be an important predictor of success in life. The Practice of Rodney's Golden Rule of Friendship may foster social intelligence and change the way a child views the world.
About the author

Dr. George S. Everly, Jr. is one of the world's leading experts on the psychology of human resilience. A clinical psychologist, he is on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Everly is the author of over 15 books and has given invited lectures in 30 countries on six continents. Gina Brelesky is an educator, brain-based development coach, and learning consultant. Gina is a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute and holds Master's degrees in Education and Public Administration. Andrea Everly is a writer, actress, and artist. She studies creative writing at Harvard University.


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