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Doing and Being Your Best
The Boundaries and Expectations Assets
Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick 
Doing and Being Your Best

Kids learn how to build the six Boundaries and Expectations Developmental Assets: Family Boundaries, School Boundaries, Neighborhood Boundaries, Adult Role Models, Positive Peer Influence, and High Expectations.

Stories, tips, and ideas show them why and how boundaries help them behave in positive, responsible ways.


About the Adding Assets Series for Kids

Researchers have identified 40 good things that all kids need in their lives. Called Developmental Assets, they include a loving family, a caring neighborhood, self-esteem, and a commitment to learning. Surveys consistently show that the more assets kids have, the more likely they are to do well in life and avoid problems in school and high-risk behaviors like alcohol use, illicit drug use, and violence. Even young children can make choices, learn skills, and practice behaviors that put them on the right path.

The eight books in the Adding Assets Series empower kids ages 8–12 to build their own Developmental Assets in relationship with caring adults.

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Free Spirit Publishing's Adding Assets Series for Kids.


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96 pages, illustrated, softcover, two-color, 5 1/8" x 7", ISBN 978-1-57542-171-1

F&P: Grade 4/Ages 8–12/S
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 Distinguished Achievement Award

Curriculum Package/Specialized Audience Instruction category—The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)

“An excellent tool for explicitly teaching interpersonal skills and positive values to young people.”—Amy Williams, Safe, Secure and Disciplined Schools, Omaha Public Schools

Item No: 21711W

Price: $7.99


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Special Savings! Set of 8 Adding Assets Books
Pamela Espeland and Elizabeth Verdick 

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