The Best of Friends® is an innovative social skills workshop for children aged 5 to 11 years. This brief activity-based session encourages children to make to most of their friendships by developing good communication and social skills, while recognising the difference between friends and ‘frenemies.’ Participants learn how to form and develop good friendships and conversation while developing skills in managing or avoiding conflict with their peers.
The Best of Friends social skills workshop covers:
- Making friends
- Social expectations
- The importance of compromise
- Empathy in friendship
Developed in the clinical setting over a 15 year period by Child psychologist Dr Kimberley O’Brien, this social skills workshop is highly acclaimed by parents, teachers, health and educational professionals as a means of improving social skills and preventing conflict. The material incorporates extensive research through Monash University relating to the transition from primary to secondary school.
Each session is evaluated to ensure that it meets our strict learning outcomes. Current research with parents indicates that 70% of children attending the program improved (overall) their social skills while 90% of parents identified at least one to 3 areas of improvement (n = 147).
School Holiday Registration Details
This is a 3-hour workshop. Participants are allocated to the most suitable group based on their age. Please review the booking details below.
|5 to 7 years||Tuesday 19th January 2021||10 am to 1 pm||4 places left!|
|8 to 10 years||Tuesday 19th January 2021||2 pm to 5 pm||3 places left!|
|11 to 13 years||Wednesday 27th January 2021||2 pm to 5 pm||4 places left!|
Workshops are held at Quirky Kid’s Austinmer Clinic: Unit 105, 62 Moore St, Austinmer NSW
The workshop registration is $270 per child. You will be invited to select the age group during the registration process. Hurry! There are limited places for these social skills workshops!
If a workshop is booked out, contact us to be placed on our waitlist or to be notified of new groups.
- If you are unsure if your child is suitable for this workshop, please contact us before booking.
- If your child has a pre-existing diagnosis you will need to complete a pre-screening session. How do to know if your child is a good fit for the workshops?
- For more information, visit our Workshops and Programs and the Help Centre.
- By registering, you accept the Terms and Conditions.