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VI. Helping kids with peer problems A. Professional Treatments 1. Coaching: teach social skills a. Present concept for making friends (sharing, start conversation, make rules for game) b. Help child generate examples of how he or she can do these c. Role play examples with child d. Child tries out new skill with peers e. Discuss progress with coach and try again 2. If child aggressive, also need strong external consequences (pos and neg) 3. Arrange cooperative group task: kids work toward same goal (e.g., make video) a. Gives opportunity for “coached” kids to demonstrate new social skills b. Doesn’t work if kids lack social skills c. Promotes cross-race and cross-gender friendships B. Other methods 1. Play with younger kids: Unskilled kid can develop skills in less threatening environment. 2. Parental advice. Research compares parents of liked vs disliked kids When kid has conflict, parents suggest: 1) Avoidance (Don’t bother with him). Disliked 2) Kid should suggest specific rule (Lets take turns) or behavior (Suggest he/she play with different toy). Liked
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course DEP 3103 taught by Professor Lane during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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