Drawing on evidence from studies on both sides of the Atlantic, this beautifully written book from Judy Dunn, the leading international authority on childhood development, considers the nature and significance of children’s early friendships.
accessible and comprehensive book on friendship, beautifully written by a world authority;
features a foreword by Jerome Bruner, one of the most influential psychologists alive today;
stresses the importance of friendships to young children and considers the implications of friendship for our understanding of children’s development more generally;
draws out the practical implications for parents, teachers and those who care for children;
considers how to help children with friendship difficulties and what to do about 'trouble-making' friendships and bullying;
latest addition to the Understanding Children’s Worlds series.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Friends matter
Chapter 2: Beginnings
Chapter 3: Friends within a social world
Chapter 4: With a little help from my friends
Chapter 5: Intrigues, betrayal, popularity and loneliness
Chapter 6: Girls, boys, and friends
Chapter 7: Parents and friends
Chapter 8: Siblings and friends
Chapter 9: Conclusion
About the Author
Judy Dunn is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry. She is the author of numerous books, including The Beginnings of Social Understanding (Blackwell Publishing, 1988), Separate Lives: Why Siblings Are So Different (1992) and From One Child to Two (1995).