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1st Edition

A Practical Resource for Negotiating the World of Friendships and Relationships

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ISBN 9780367680008
January 21, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
64 Pages

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Book Description

This is a practical resource for use by teachers, support staff, and therapists that contains session ideas for use with children to promote kindness, friendship and self-compassion. It includes detailed lesson plans with extensive guidance and photocopiable activity sheets to support individuals, groups or classes of children aged from 6 – 11 years of age.

This guidebook can be used to:

  • Help children understand the value of kindness, both to themselves and to others
  • Nurture the moral development of children
  • Support children who may be struggling with self-worth and self-kindness

This guidebook is available to purchase as part of a two-component set, Negotiating the World of Friendships and Relationships: A ‘Cool to be Kind’ Storybook and Practical Resource, that can be used by teachers, support staff and therapists to teach and promote kindness to primary aged children.

Table of Contents


Session 1 Cool

Session 2 Coco and Kez

Session 3 Otto and Indra

Session 4 Ollie and Nina

Session 5 Ling and Danny

Session 6 Cool to be Kind

Self Kindness


1 – Super-powers

2 – Feelings

3 – How might it feel?

4 – Calm

5 – My Map of Me

6 – Thoughts

7 – Send a Cool to be Kind Message

8 – Like / Not Like Continuum Cards

9 – Cool to be Kind Cards

10 – Kind to Me Cards

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Liz Bates is an independent education consultant. She supports both primary and secondary schools in all aspects of Emotional Health and Wellbeing, including whole school approaches, training staff, and delivering talks to parents. Liz is a Wellbeing Award advisor for Optimus and a Schools Engagement trainer for The Anna Freud Centre.