It’s So Much Work To Be Your Friend
The lives of most children are filled with joy, laughter, and their daily lives with friends, classmates, and teammates. Some children, however, seem unable to make these important connections with peers and, as a result, are often isolated and ignored. It is extraordinarily painful for patients and teachers to observe an isolated child as he waits for invitations that never come. “It’s So Much Mork to be your Friend” explores the causes and consequences of “social incompetence.” Drawing on current research and thirty years of experience in residential schools, Richard Lavoie provides powerful strategies for teaching friendship skills in the classroom, on the homefront, and in the community.