Synopses & Reviews
For young children, learning to forgiveandmdash;when theyandrsquo;ve been let down or had their feelings are hurtandmdash;can take time. Help children develop their forgiveness skills and learn how to accept an apology and move on without holding grudges. At the same time, encourage children to let go of disappointment and to accept when things donandrsquo;t go the way they hope. Back matter includes advice for teaching forgiveness at home, at school, and in childcare.
Being the Best Me Series:
From the author of the popular Learning to Get Alongandreg; books comes a one-of-a-kind character-development series. Each of the first six books in the Being the Best Me! series helps children learn, understand, and develop attitudes and positive character traits that strengthen self-confidence and a sense of purpose. Each book focuses on a specific attitude or character traitandmdash;optimism, self-esteem, assertiveness, resilience, integrity, and forgiveness. Also included are discussion questions, games, activities, and additional information for adults. Filled with diversity, these social story books will be welcome in school, home, and childcare settings.
Praise for the series: andldquo;These books are simply written and will empower students.andrdquo; andmdash;School Library Journal
Praise for the series: andldquo;More than ever before, children today need a foundation of strong emotional skills to guide their choices in life. These books focus on positive thinking and assertive, kind behavior that can bolster childrenandrsquo;s mental health, their relationships, and their performance in school. An exciting tool for empowering children to live their best lives.andrdquo; andmdash;Sean Covey, best-selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
About the Author
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed.
, has her masterandrsquo;s degree in elementary education and gifted education. The author of the award-winning Learning to Get Along social skills series for young children and a former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri enjoys visiting and sharing her books in classrooms, libraries, and bookstores. She and her husband, David, have six children and three grandchildren. She lives in Laurel, Maryland.
Elizabeth Allen is an artist and professional illustrator of childrenandrsquo;s picture books as well as a former songwriter and jazz musician. She has exhibited her art in galleries in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Elizabeth lives on a river running through a forest near St. Paul, Minnesota.