How to Make and Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success is a how-to manual for parents of children with social challenges. The easy-to-read format clearly outlines common barriers that hinder friendships, provides actionable tips for overcoming those barriers, and includes suggested language for parents to use to provide support to their kids during unstructured social interactions. Parents play a key role in the formation of friendships. How to Make and Keep Friends: Helping Your Child Achieve Social Success shows parents how to guide their children toward true and meaningful friendship connections. Donna and Nadine, both social coaches with extensive experience, have used these coaching tips successfully for many years. In this companion to their book for children, How To Make and Keep Friends: Tips For Kids To Overcome 50 Common Social Challenges, they share their easy-to-implement techniques for coaching kids toward attaining, sustaining, and generalizing improved social skills, including real-life stories of how these same tips have been effective with children attending their social skills programs.