At times, all children need a little help getting along with others and respecting differences—at school, in the neighborhood, at home, and on the playground. Teaching tolerance and encouraging acts of kindness through clear words and charming illustrations, We Can Get Along supports children’s development with simple yet essential skills for conflict resolution and peacemaking. The book includes activities and discussion questions that teachers, parents, and other adults can use to further explore the topic with young children.
About the Author
Lauren Murphy Payne, MSW, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice with 30 years of experience. She specializes in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Lauren has been a speaker at local, regional, and national conferences. She is the author and presenter of two video series: Making Anger Work for You and Anger as a Fear Driven Emotion. She is the mother of two adult children and lives in Wisconsin with her husband.
Melissa Iwai received her BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and has illustrated many picture books, which can be seen at www.melissaiwai.com.
“This gentle and supportive approach validates children’s feelings and emphasizes that they are in charge of their bodies and emotions.”—School Library Journal