When You Say 'Thank You,' Mean It: And 11 Other Lessons for Instilling Lifelong Values In Your Children

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Everyone wants their children to be happy, responsible, and well adjusted, but there's no rulebook to teach parents how to do so--until now.

In this book, you'll learn how Mary O'Donohue, a proud mother of two, developed a practical program that allows parents to instill timeless values in their children over the course of one year. Focusing on one key value a month, the ...

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Overview

Everyone wants their children to be happy, responsible, and well adjusted, but there's no rulebook to teach parents how to do so--until now.

In this book, you'll learn how Mary O'Donohue, a proud mother of two, developed a practical program that allows parents to instill timeless values in their children over the course of one year. Focusing on one key value a month, the whole family can learn together through twelve fun and family-friendly activities, including:

  • Keeping a Gratitude Board
  • Creating Respect Tiles
  • Making a Compassion in Action Calendar
  • Hosting an Earning for Learning Gameshow
  • Starting a Life Map

By inspiring common values such as lifelong learning, a sense of joy, and respect for others, this unique guide offers purposeful advice for raising joyful, thoughtful children--who will make their world a better one to live in.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440503771
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,222,758
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Mary O'Donohue developed a unique month-by-month program that she and her husband use to successfully educate their children about the twelve values her family holds most dear. The family of four lives and learns together in suburban Chicago.

Nancy Lilienthal, MS Ed is the director of 43rd Street Kids Preschool. She received her Master's from Bank Street College of Education. At her school, Nancy promotes positive relationships between children, parents, students, and the world in which they live.

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    A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient!

    When You Say "Thank You," Mean It is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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