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By Pamela Day

What are pals and why can we desire them? How will we seek advice from our pals and the way can we take heed to what they must say? what's peer strain and the way can we take care of it? Many teenagers determine friendships as being an integral part of attaining emotional wellbeing and fitness, yet a few teenagers event problems either beginning and holding friendships. This enjoyable and obtainable programme includes exact directions and photocopiable handouts for educating youngsters approximately friendship. The ebook combines team actions, person paintings, homework routines and video games, and should be particularly precious for teams containing kids with developmental and social problems, corresponding to ADHD or autism. constructed in an inclusive lecture room, this programme will arm young ones with invaluable suggestions to house tricky occasions reminiscent of unfavorable peer strain and clash. what's Friendship? is ultimate to be used with young children elderly 7-11, yet will be tailored for more youthful little ones or older young children with developmental problems. It contains the entire assets required to facilitate the programme and will be brought via any expert fascinated by the schooling or care of kids.

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If you have an argument with your friend, it means you will never be friends again 9. If your friend is in trouble, you should help even if it means you would get in trouble too 58 Copyright © Wakefield PCT 2009  Agree Copyright © Wakefield PCT 2009 59  Disagree 60 Copyright © Wakefield PCT 2009  Not Sure Copyright © Wakefield PCT 2009 61  My Friendship Circle Write your name in the centre of the circle. Think about people you know in your life, and place them in the circles surrounding you, according to how close (important) you feel they are to you Not As Close Close Very Close 62 Copyright © Wakefield PCT 2009  Making New Friends Laura has just moved to a new school.

You do not need to put your name on the form. ] 52 Appendix: Extension ideas Once you have familiarized yourself with the chapters, spend some time thinking about additional activities you could do with the children – below are some suggestions to get your creativity flowing! • • • • • • • • • • • • • Make a collage or other art work depicting friendship. Identify famous friends. Write a story or poem about friendship. Read stories about friendship. Ask everyone to talk about a friend or someone special to them, explaining why this person is special.

Think about plenaries that can be devised following the programme. For example:  Each member of the group (children and adults) could be given a card with a picture of a thumb on. In turn, they display the thumb that shows how they feel the session went and what they had learnt and took away from the session: thumbs up for a good session, thumbs down for a bad session, or in the middle for unsure. They also explain the reason for their choice of positioning.  The children could perform some of the sketches before a whole school assembly – perhaps the slugs and peer pressure sketches – and talk about the programme and what it involved.

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