Publication Date: May 24, 2022
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Ages 10 And Up
This timely how-to book from Catherine Newman, author of the bestseller How to Be a Person, teaches kids essential communication and social skills including: how to get along with others, stand up for themselves, talk about hard things, be an ally, and a good friend. All of the 50+ scripts and tips are presented in an accessible, non-judgmental voice with graphic-novel style illustrations.
Middle school is an essential time to learn and practice social skills, including how to get along with others, talk about hard things, be an ally, and a good friend. In What Can I Say?,Catherine Newman, author of the bestseller How to Be a Person, provides supportive guidance and instruction to help kids establish or and maintain meaningful relationships and effective communication with friends, teachers, family members, and others in their communities. Talking the talk can be tricky, and every page of this super-useful book provides easy, accessible scripts and guidance on the right thing to say in all kinds of situations, from how to be inclusive, listen, give advice, argue, stick up for yourself, and ask for help to how to turn down a date, express sympathy, deal with offensive comments, respond to bullying, and be trustworthy. Humorous, graphic-style illustrations that play our familiar scenarios reenforce Newman's friendly, non-judgmental tone and her commitment to helping kids develop the skills to express themselves clearly while showing empathy, care, and generosity towards others.
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