Parents, Teachers, and Other Adults
As a mom of four, and a clinical psychologist, I know that having good friends matters to kids–a lot–but it’s not always easy to make or keep friends!
I created the Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic podcast and DrFriendtastic.com because I want kids to have information about friendships that’s fun, interesting, and useful. The tone of the website is playful, but the topic is vitally important. I hope you and your kid(s) enjoy this site!
I also have many resources for parents. Sign up for the Dr. Friendtastic Newsletter for Parents to get podcast episodes sent directly to your email plus articles for parents about children's feelings and friendships.
As my gift to you for subscribing, you'll receive 3 FREE E-BOOKS:
- - When Your Child Says, "Nobody Likes Me"
- - When Your Child Cries Easily
- - When Your Child Gets Bullied
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD
Quick & Easy Friendship Lessons
Teachers, use the Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic podcast as part of your morning meeting or for an SEL or community-building lesson:
- - Play a podcast episode up to the end of the featured child's question.
- - Ask students what advice they would give that child.
- - Play Dr. Friendtastic's answer.
- - Ask students what they think of the answer.
- - Use the discussion questions provided to deepen students' understanding.
Encourage your students to send in their own questions about friendship to the podcast! (See instructions HERE.)
Dr. Friendtastic Videos - Quick Friendship Tips to Help Your Child
These 2-minute videos provide parents with quick tips to help children make and keep friends.
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, (aka "Dr. Friendtastic") is an internationally published author, psychologist, and mom of four. Her recent books for children are Moody Moody Cars, Growing Feelings: A Kids' Guide to Dealing with Emotions about Friends and Other Kids, and Growing Friendships: A Kids’ Guide to Making and Keeping Friends. She is the author or co-author of four books for parents: Kid Confidence, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids, The Unwritten Rules of Friendship, and What’s My Child Thinking? Her books have been translated into ten languages. She is also the professor for The Great Courses/Wondrium audio/video series, Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids.
She is the creator of a podcast for children, Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic.
A trusted expert on parenting and child development, Dr. Kennedy-Moore has been a featured guest on Live with Kelly and Ryan, The TODAY Show, and Good Day Philadelphia as well as dozens of major radio shows and podcasts. She has been interviewed and quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Real Simple, Working Mother, and Woman’s Day. Her blog, Growing Friendships, on Psychology Today has over 5 million views.
Dr. Kennedy-Moore has a clinical psychology practice in Princeton, NJ, where she works with adults, children, and families (NJ License #35SI00425400). She frequently speaks at schools, conferences, and corporations. She and her husband have four grown children.