Learning to Listen, Learning to Care: A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self-Control and Empathy

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When it comes to teaching kids to behave well, the 'why' is as important as the 'how.' In Learning to Listen, Learning to Care, children learn why it is important to follow rules and behave considerately toward others. This cultivates empathy, which contributes not just good behavior, but to academic and social success. By working through the fun and engaging exercises in this book, kids learn how to recognize the impact of their behavior on others, express emotion in ...

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Overview

When it comes to teaching kids to behave well, the 'why' is as important as the 'how.' In Learning to Listen, Learning to Care, children learn why it is important to follow rules and behave considerately toward others. This cultivates empathy, which contributes not just good behavior, but to academic and social success. By working through the fun and engaging exercises in this book, kids learn how to recognize the impact of their behavior on others, express emotion in appropriate ways, and compromise with family and friends.

Behavioral problems among children are at an all-time high in the US. Parents of nearly 2.7 million children say that their kids suffer from severe emotional or behavioral problems that interfere with their family life or learning. A staggering 50 percent of counseling referrals are for behavioral problems. Empathy is the antidote to many of them, according to child psychologist and author Lawrence Shapiro. In Learning to Listen, Learning to Care, he teaches the empathy and self-control that can reduce behavioral problems and lead to long-term success. This book is appropriate for kids between the ages of six and twelve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572245983
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Instant Help Series
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 241,689
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, is an internationally known child psychologist and parenting expert in Norwalk, CT. He has written over fifty books for parents, children, and mental health professionals.

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Table of Contents

A Note to Parents     v
A Note to Kids     vii
Talking About How You Feel     1
Dealing with Difficult Feelings     4
Listening to the Feelings of Others     7
Reading Body Language     10
Speaking with Positive Body Language     13
The Mean Face vs. the Smiling Face     16
Be a Feelings Detective     19
Keeping Calm Even Though You Are Upset     22
There Are Better and Worse Ways to Show Your Feelings     25
Changing Your Feelings and Behavior Using Self-talk     28
Understanding the Feelings of Others     31
You Can Change Your Feelings If You Want To     34
Being More Cooperative     40
Being Helpful     43
Setting Positive Goals     46
The Virtue of Patience     49
Making Compromises     52
Making a Commitment to Change     56
Changing Unhelpful Patterns     59
Rate Yourself on Your Effort     62
Following Rules     65
Keeping Your Cool     68
The Loud and Nasty Voice     71
Good Behavior Diary     74
Positive Words Create Positive Feelings     77
Being Positive with Your Friends     80
Telling the Truth     83
The Consequence of Lying     87
Avoiding the Bad Influences of Others     90
Taking Things That Aren't Yours     93
No More Teasing     96
Making New Friends     100
Being Respectful to Adults     103
Developing Your Empathy     107
Rules About Touching     110
What Do You Dream About?     113
Letting Others Know How Great You Are     116
What Do You Want to Achieve?     119
Asking for Help     122
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