The Meaning of Friendship in the Early Childhood Years

Why does friendship come more easily to some children than to others?  Why is it so hard for some children to make, and keep, friends?  The meaning of friendship in the early childhood years grows in depth and complexity as the child develops. Let's explore what being a friend — and having a friend — means to young children. This workshop will provide suggestions for helping children to develop these important social skills. 

Social Conflicts in the Classroom: Teaching Problem Solving Skills to Young Children

Helping Children Develop Empathy and Social Competence