"Words Are Not For Hurting" by Elizabeth Verdick
I was so happy when I found this. Marion's first (maybe) hurtful words were "Go away" and that was the example used in the book. It was nice to have the book reinforce exactly what we were trying to teach her.
I found out that Verdick has other books. The one I have is from The Best Behavior series. She also has Toddler Tools series (for everyday transition or difficult times like Bye bye time, Nap time, etc.) and the Laugh and Learn series (for 8 to 13 year olds and also to help develop social/emotional skills). I'll be on the look out for her other titles.
Books from Joy Berry's Help Me Be Good series.
I found all of these at a 2nd hand bookstore also. The first one I got was the one on whining. (Ooops. It's not in the photo.) I read a book with Marion when it's one of our issues for the day. Like yesterday, it was "Being Bossy" and the other day was "Overdoing It". And we just pull it out every so often, as needed. It's happened that as soon as she sees the book she'll get it from me and hide it but there are also other times that she asks to be read a book. We haven't read the book on teasing yet and I didn't buy other titles since I didn't think we'll really need it (like Snooping) but I'll be picking up more titles when I see them.
Each book defines the behavior, then gives examples, then talks about what happens (like other people won't want to be around you) and ends with tips on how to behave instead. The Help Me Be Good series is for Ages 4- 7. I just saw that she has a series for Ages 3- 6 called Let's Talk About that covers different feelings like Angry, Shy, Feeling Disappointed, Being Patient, Sad, etc. I hope I come across these titles too.
|From Fully Booked|
It's a Karen Katz lift the flap book. It gives alternative things that a kid can do when she's mad. Each page goes, "That's not okay, but I can..." For example, you can't hit your brother but hit some pots and pans instead, or you can't stick your tongue out at Mommy but you can stick out your tongue to lick a lollipop. The first time we read this Marion didn't know how to stick her tongue out yet. I think she got the idea to stick out her tongue from this book. Yikes, ooops. And I had to tell her that banging on her plate and spoon isn't okay either.
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I'm looking forward to using our posters and flashcards from We Choose Virtues. Our poster is here but the flash cards are still on their way.
I think this will help everyone in the household. :-)