The Friendship Maze

How to Help Your Child Navigate Their Way to Positive and Happier Friendships

  • Imprint: Vie
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Price: £10.99
  • Publication date: 10 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786854957

About the book

Friendship battles among children have existed since the words ‘you can’t play with us’ were first uttered in the playground. But the worry is that today it seems there is no minimum age limit to being hurtful to others. Unkind or exclusive behaviour appears to be starting sooner than ever – even in nursery school – and continues throughout the school system. As a result, friendship issues top the list of parents’ concerns, and, from the other side of the school gates, they can often feel powerless.

This book will change that as parenting writer Tanith Carey analyses the increasingly complex shifting social pressures changing the face of childhood, having drawn on extensive research on children’s friendships. She offers practical solutions for building your child’s social skills for a happier, more carefree childhood, including how to:

  • Help your child deal with classroom and social media politics.
  • Inoculate your child against the effects of peer-group pressure, cliquiness and exclusion.
  • Learn what’s really going on in your child’s social circle.
  • Bully-proof your child throughout school.
  • Work out when to step in and step out of your child’s conflicts.
  • Help your child make friends if they are stuck on the side-lines.

About the author

Tanith Carey writes books which offer a lucid analysis of the most pressing challenges facing today’s parents. As an award-winning journalist, Tanith also writes on parenting for a wide range of publications including The Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and the Daily Mail. She is a regular presence on TV and radio programmes, including the NBC Today Show in the US, Radio Four Woman’s Hour and You and Yours, This Morning, the Lorraine show and Good Morning Britain.