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Negotiating the World of Friendships and Relationships
A ‘Cool to be Kind’ Storybook and Practical Resource




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ISBN 9780367537807
Published January 21, 2021 by Routledge
74 Pages

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Book Description

This unique set includes a storybook and practical guidebook. It is a powerful resource that can be used by teachers and support staff to highlight the importance of kindness.

The storybook introduces Coco, Otto, Ollie and Ling as they negotiate the sometimes tricky world of friendships and relationships, observing the unkindness of some and using their superpower – kindness – to change the lives of others. Explore with them what it means to be unkind, why that choice is sometimes made and how usually there is another choice – to be kind. The guide that accompanies this book has detailed lesson plans with extensive guidance and photocopiable activity sheets to support individuals, groups or classes of children aged 7 and upwards.

This set includes:

  • Cool to be Kind: How to Negotiate the World of Friendships and Relationships – an illustrated storybook that explores and emphasises the importance of kindness
  • A Practical Resource for Negotiating the World of Friendships and Relationships – a practical resource for use by teachers, support staff and therapists that contains details of sessions to use with children to promote kindness, friendship and self-compassion

This set is a must-have resource for therapists, teachers and support staff in primary schools, particularly for use within primary PSHE lessons, to teach and promote kindness.

Table of Contents

This set includes:

  • Cool to be Kind: How to Negotiate the World of Friendships and Relationships – an illustrated storybook that explores and emphasises the importance of kindness
  • A Practical Resource for Negotiating the World of Friendships and Relationships - a practical resource for use by teachers, support staff, and therapists that contains details of sessions to use with children to promote kindness, friendship and self-compassion

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Biography

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 Protective Behaviours Trainer, a Wellbeing Award Advisor for Optimus and a Schools Engagement Trainer for The Anna Freud Centre.

Reviews

"An utterly charming and accessible resource for teachers and young students to grasp the importance of being kind."

Bruce Hood, Chair of Developmental Psychology in Society, University of Bristol, UK.

"It has a clear aim of enabling children to work their way through the often confusing and mind-blowing world of friendships and relationships in an age where acceptance and belonging is most important to them. It enables our children to incorporate new information and ideas about friendships and relationships into their existing thought patterns and experiences. With ongoing, daily support from staff, they are able to adapt their thoughts and thus responses, into their daily experiences… Cool to be Kind will be used not only as an intervention but also alongside our PSHE curriculum whole class as needed. As a resource, it upskills staff delivering it and enlightens their perception of what they thought might be happening. By opening dialogue and discussion between child and adult, you can see an increased understanding and empathy through a child’s lens. The aim to create the best version of themselves is only strengthened." 

Janet Raju, Deputy Headteacher, UK