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    DescriptionFriends broaden our children's horizons, share their joys and secrets, and accompany them on their journeys into ever wider worlds. But friends can also gossip and betray, tease and exclude. Children can cause untold suffering, not only for their peers but for parents as well. In this wise and insightful book, psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., and children's book author Catherine O'Neill Grace, illuminate the crucial and often hidden role that friendship plays in the lives of children from birth through adolescence. Drawing on fascinating new research as well as their own extensive experience in schools, Thompson and Grace demonstrate that children's friendships begin early-in infancy-and run exceptionally deep in intensity and loyalty. As children grow, their friendships become more complex and layered but also more emotionally fraught, marked by both extraordinary intimacy and bewildering cruelty. As parents, we watch, and often live through vicariously, the tumult that our children experience as they encounter the "cool" crowd, shifting alliances, bullies, and disloyal best friends. "Best Friends, Worst Enemies" brings to life the drama of childhood relationships, guiding parents to a deeper understanding of the motives and meanings of social behavior. Here you will find penetrating discussions of the difference between friendship and popularity, how boys and girls deal in unique ways with intimacy and commitment, whether all kids need a best friend, why cliques form and what you can do about them. Filled with anecdotes that ring amazingly true to life, "Best Friends, Worst Enemies" probes the magic and the heartbreak that all children experience with their friends. Parents, teachers, counselors-indeed anyone who cares about children-will find this an eye-opening and wonderfully affirming book. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    Best Friends, Worst Enemies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Phd Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 299
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345442895
    ISBN 10: 034544289X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.1
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC E4L: FAM
    BIC subject category V2: VFVG
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FRIEND
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T General Subject: 200
    DC22: 305.231
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVRLSPNT
    DC21: 305.231
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY004000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC047000
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    LC classification: HQ767.9 .T495 2001, HQ767.9.T4
    Thema V1.0: VFX, VFVG
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Ballantine Books Inc.
    Publication date
    30 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, lecturer, consultant and former seventh grade teacher. He conducts workshops on the development of boys and social cruelty in childhood for both public and private schools across the United States. He is the author of "Speaking of Boys" and coauthor, with Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., of "The""New York Times" bestseller "Raising""Cain." The father of a daughter and a son, he and his wife observe children's friendships from their home in Arlington, Massachusetts. Catherine O'Neill Grace, a writer and editor, is a former elementary, middle, and high school teacher, and was the editor of "Independent School" magazine. She wrote a column for young readers about health and psychology in "The Washington Post" for fifteen years, and is the author of numerous nonfiction books for children. She and her husband, a headmaster, live on the campus of a boarding school near Boston. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "The stories in this book come from many perspectives -- those of therapists, educators, and parents. The wise, kind authors give us a fresh cogent analysis of this critically important issue. I recommend BEST FRIENDS, WORST ENEMIES to all those who work with and love kids." -- Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of REVIVING OPHELIA "From the Hardcover edition."
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    Friends broaden our children's horizons, share their joys and secrets, and accompany them on their journeys into ever wider worlds. But friends can also gossip and betray, tease and exclude. Children can cause untold suffering, not only for their peers but for parents as well. In this wise and insightful book, psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., and children's book author Catherine O'Neill Grace, illuminate the crucial and often hidden role that friendship plays in the lives of children from birth through adolescence. Drawing on fascinating new research as well as their own extensive experience in schools, Thompson and Grace demonstrate that children's friendships begin early-in infancy-and run exceptionally deep in intensity and loyalty. As children grow, their friendships become more complex and layered but also more emotionally fraught, marked by both extraordinary intimacy and bewildering cruelty. As parents, we watch, and often live through vicariously, the tumult that our children experience as they encounter the "cool" crowd, shifting alliances, bullies, and disloyal best friends. "Best Friends, Worst Enemies brings to life the drama of childhood relationships, guiding parents to a deeper understanding of the motives and meanings of social behavior. Here you will find penetrating discussions of the difference between friendship and popularity, how boys and girls deal in unique ways with intimacy and commitment, whether all kids need a best friend, why cliques form and what you can do about them. Filled with anecdotes that ring amazingly true to life, "Best Friends, Worst Enemies probes the magic and the heartbreak that all children experience with their friends.Parents, teachers, counselors-indeed anyone who cares about children-will find this an eye-opening and wonderfully affirming book. "From the Hardcover edition.