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 FRIENDSHIP AND  AGGRESSION IN  CHILDHOOD Dr. Leilani Brown
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CHILDHOOD FRIENDS Do you remember your first best friend? Friends are so important in children’s lives. They broaden horizons, share adventures, and  provide companionship. But friends can also shatter the peace in school  classrooms by gossip, betrayal, teasing, and  exclusion.
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FRIENDS FOREVER Molly met Patty when another girl tripped  Molly in the lunch room on the first day of  school and she spilled her chocolate milk  on Patty’s new white sweater. That day began a friendship that lasted a  lifetime. All through elementary school,  middle school, and high school, the two  girls were best friends. When they each  married, within a year of each other, they  kept their friendship alive by email.  Today, Molly and Patty are both  grandmothers and still best friends. Each  year they take a trip together. 
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BENEFITS OF FRIENDSHIP Companionship Social Comparison Emotional Support Stimulation Ego Support Affection Intimacy
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THE SOCIAL LIVES OF CHILDREN This best selling book  is written for the  popular culture. It is a window into  the importance of  children’s friendships  and the dynamics of  their social lives. It contains many  interesting anecdotes  and insights.
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DID YOU KNOW? In early childhood, play forms the basis for  friendships. In middle childhood, between the ages of 5 and  12, making friends becomes a mission of primary  importance. The formation of childhood friendships is the  foundation for all future relationships in life.
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Children enjoy having someone of their  own age to share each day, devote time,  energy, and fun to the relationship. Sharing activities is the basis of early  childhood friendship.  Older children become friends with those  who share the same likes and dislikes.  Best friends often look and dress alike. Children are usually, but not always, best 
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course FAMR 230 taught by Professor Brown,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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