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Making Friends: Assisting Children’s Early Relationships

UNC FPG Child Development Institute Authors Barbara Goldman and Virginia Buysse

Barbara Goldman and Virginia Buysse support the authenticity of friendships among the very young and among children with and without disabilities as they explore the characteristics and benefits of friendship.  The authors also suggest ways parents and teachers can identify and foster friendships in young children with and without disabilities.

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