What if every kid had a handy toolbox of ways to get along with others? That’s just what this book is: a collection of 21 concrete strategies kids can pull out and use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings. Like the Mighty Might, which takes all the fun out of teasing. And the Thought Chop, which helps kids resist self-defeating thoughts. And the Squeaky Wheel, a type of persistence that gets results. And the Coin Toss, a simple way to resolve small conflicts. Each tool is clearly described, illustrated with true-to-life examples, and accompanied by dialogue and lines kids can practice and use. Stories and anecdotes show each tool in action. A terrific resource for any young person—and any adult committed to teaching social skills. Includes a note to adults.
“Speak Up And Get Along! is the type of book I wish I had when I was growing up.”—Jon Henshaw, familyresources.com
“It’s not often that on first reading it is apparent that a book is a real winner. Everything about this book is perfect for children.”—Dorothea Ross, Ph.D., author of Childhood Bullying, Teasing, and Violence