How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn before You're Grown Up

How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn before You're Grown Up

by Catherine Newman

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Overview

For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, witty parenting writer and etiquette columnist Catherine Newman has created the ultimate guidebook of essential life skills for kids. Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and advice — all illustrated in an irresistible graphic novel–style — How to Be a Person shows kids just how easy it is to free themselves from parental nagging and become more dependable — and they’ll like themselves better, too! They’ll learn how to do chores like loading the dishwasher and making a bed, brush up on communication skills like making a phone call and apologizing, and master 61 other super-helpful skills including how to stick up for somebody, fold a T-shirt, and turn a 33-cent package of ramen into dinner. Improve work-life balance for the whole family with this kids’ guide to growing up.
 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635861822
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 05/26/2020
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 72,364
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Catherine Newman is the author of the award-winning bestseller How to Be a Person, now published in multiple languages, and as a special PJ Library edition, How to Be a Mensch, and two parenting memoirs: Waiting for Birdy and Catastrophic Happiness, as well as a middle-grade novel, One Mixed-Up Night. She's also the co-author of Stitch Camp. Newman is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine and the editor of the James Beard Award–winning kids’ cooking magazine ChopChop, and is a regular contributor to publications including the New York TimesO, the Oprah Magazine, Parents, and Cup of Jo. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family. Visit her at catherinenewmanwriter.com.

Table of Contents

Becoming Your Best Self
Other Beings: How to Care for the People, Pets, and Plants in Your Life
Saying It Right: How to Be Kind and Get Your Point Across
Dirty Things: How to Clean and Care for Your Home
Edible Food: How to Make Meals and Find Your Way around the Kitchen
You're Wearing That?: How to Clean and Care for Your Clothes
Your Two Cents: How to Get, Give, and Spend Money
Useful Skills: How to Do Basic Important Things
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