ERIC Number: ED346416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Invitation to Friendship.
Schmidt, John J.
Targeted to young people, this book presents a specific process for forming friendships. The first chapter explores the idea of friendship. The importance of friendship, factors that influence friendships, characteristics and qualities of friendships, and ways to keep friendships are discussed. The second chapter defines invitations and shows how invitations can be used to develop friendships. "Disinvitations" are described, and how they destroy friendships and prevent friendships from developing is explained. This chapter also discusses perceptions, and how peoples' perceptions influence their friendships. The third chapter describes how people "see" themselves. How a person's self develops and changes during a lifetime is discussed. The importance of learning about the self is discussed as a prerequisite for forming friendships with others. The fourth chapter presents the steps for being an inviting friend, and shares ideas about when to invite, why to invite, and whom to invite. The fifth chapter combines the ideas found in the first four chapters and describes the importance of inviting yourself. Included in this chapter are ideas about knowing yourself, wanting to be a friend, being healthy, behaving appropriately, and enjoying life. Throughout each chapter are "treasure chest" ideas that summarize important points about friendship. In addition, each chapter contains friendship activities which provide ideas for forming lasting friendships. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Friendship, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Peer Relationship, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Young Adults
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A