In this age of social media, where many interactions with friends occur online, Friendship: Insights and Tips for Teenagers explores the greater meaning of friendship as a deeply significant and fulfilling area of life. Featuring lively and thoughtful anecdotes from young people who reveal their own expectations and experiences with friendship, this is a much-needed guide for those who want to find and hold on to true friends. You Will Learn the long-term benefits of friendships where and how to find friends how to cope with shyness or social anxiety how to recognize and maintain genuine friendships how to identify and step away from hurtful or toxic relationships With helpful tips, expert advice, and a list of resources, this book provides valuable insight into how to gain social confidence, initiate friendships, and navigate the often-confusing and anxiety-producing terrain of making strong and sincere social connections.
About the Author
Jean Rawitt is a freelance writer and a consultant for the Department of Volunteer Services at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York). For ten years, she oversaw the hospital's Varsity Volunteer Services, where she developed and coordinated a program for high-school students to volunteer on hospital inpatient units. She is the author of Volunteering: Insights and Tips for Teenagers and A Loved One with Dementia: Insights and Tips for Teenagers, both part of Rowman & Littlefield's Empowering You series for young adults. She lives in New York City.