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Ongoing Attitude Tune-Up
Where does your child's attitude still need improvement? What work still needs to be done?




Attitude Makeover Resources
For Parents
Backtalk: Four Steps to Ending Rude Behavior in Your Kids, by Audrey Ricker and Carolyn Crowder (New York: Fireside, 1998). A commonsense guide to stopping disrespectful behaviors.

Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking: Practical Solutions to the Most Common Preschool Behavior Problems, by Jerry Wychoff and Barbara Unell (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985). Nonviolent options for correcting the most common behavior problems for preschoolers, including tantrums, whining, negativity, back talk, and aggression.

Raising Respectful Kids in a Rude World: Teaching Your Children the Power of Mutual Respect and Consideration, by Gary D. McKay, Joyce McKay, Daniel Eckstein, and Steven A. Maybell (Roseville, Calif.: Prima Publishers, 2001). How to establish positive, respectful attitudes in a rude world.

For Kids
Nasty People: How to Stop Being Hurt by Them Without Stooping to Their Level, by Jay Carter (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003). Great strategies for staying when dealing with difficult, fresh-talking people (and teens). For adults, but good ideas for teens too.

How Rude! The Teenagers' Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out, by Alex J. Packer, Pamela Espeland, and Jeff Tolbert (Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Publishing, 1997). Teens will find this manual humorous, nonthreatening, entertaining, and educational for dealing with many kinds of situations. Ages 12 and up.

Social Smarts: Manners for Today's Kids, by Carol Barkin (New York: Clarion Books, 1996). A wide variety of settings in which consideration of others and appropriate etiquette are presented. Ages 9 to 12.

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From Don't Give Me That Attitude by Michele Borba, Ed.D. Copyright © 2004 by Michele Borba. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Buy the book at www.amazon.com.


August 27, 2014



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