Episode 40 – Vihaan, Age 6: Wild brother friend
Imagining the feelings behind wild behavior
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Dealing with an Octopus Friend
Getting positive versus negative attention
Dealing with spill-over anger
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Friendship doesn’t have to be all or nothing
Scarlett wants to know what to do to change someone’s first impression of her.
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