Have you ever been in a restaurant and heard raucous noises coming from a table full of children next to you? Or perhaps those children were yours and their behaviour made you want to crawl under the table in embarrassment? Well, this book is for you!
For years I have closely studied children and their behaviour. I've witnessed the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Navigating the world can be difficult. Making friends, learning how to share and play nicely do not always come naturally. These are learned behaviours and in order for a child to understand and perform them they must first be taught them.
With this book's help children will learn the value and the many skills required for:
- effective listening
- communicating diplomatically
- maintaining healthy boundaries
- making new friends
- attending social events
- understanding and appreciating others
- achieving and maintaining emotional well-being
- winning favour with peers
There are also chapters in this book dedicated to classroom etiquette, the importance of a smile, how to not drive your parents crazy on a long car ride and so much more!
At the end of the day we all hope the best for the next generation. We want them to be happy and successful; financially, socially and emotionally. However, in order for them to be comfortable and to thrive in any situation, they need to know how to conduct themselves in a polite, thoughtful and loving manner.
The aim of this book is to give young people the skills they need to manage life's challenges and to treat others the way that they would like to be treated.
About the Author
Sarah Radford grew up travelling the world, and has lived on four continents, amid a variety of cultures including the highlands of Papua New Guinea, refugee camps on the Thai-Cambodian border, small country towns, Edinburgh, Boston, and now Adelaide, her home of many years. Her writing is an emotional journey through the wonderful range of human experience. She has had many poems published, including a collection of her own work, On the Back of a Giant Turtle. She works as a teacher and disability carer, and runs writing workshops; but the job which brings her the most joy is as a mother of five and grandmother of three.