January 22, 2017

“Best Friends/Worst Enemies– the Social Lives of Children,” February 27th

The Presentation School in Sonoma is hosting Dr Michael Thompson, the author of Raising Cain, on Monday, February 27th at 6:30pm. Dr Thompson will be speaking to his book, “Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship, Popularity and the Social Lives of Children”. What do social relationships in school predict about happiness in adult life? What is the normal sequence of child friendships? Why do cliques form? Why are children scapegoated and how can their parents and school protect them? In addition to answering these questions and many more, Dr. Thompson will draw on research to highlight the differences between friendship and popularity and make suggestions about the management of social problems in schools.

Event is open to the community and costs $10 to attend. You can register at http://childhoodfriendships.eventbrite.com. Free childcare is available at the event for school age children. More information about Dr Thompson can be found on his website at www.michaelthompson-phd.com.

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  1. Ann says:

    I have three of Dr. Thompson’s books on my bedside table. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to hear him speak!!