Strategies for Students to Foster Friendships

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making friends

Published in 1991, this book aims includes ideas and strategies for fostering positive relationships, with the primary message that if you want friendship, you must be a friend first.

The author outlines elements of making friends such as prevailing over gossip, pettiness and anger, judging others, treating others with respect, expressing anger, and how to say “no” sometimes. Throughout the book are illustrations and comic strips that supports the discussion of these points.

Matthews, A. (1991). Making Friends: A guide to getting along with people. New York, NY: Price Stern Sloan, Inc.