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If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do?
     

If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do?

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by Sandra Mcleod Humphrey, Brian Strassburg (Illustrator)
 

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Is is wrong to sneak into the movies if your big brother says it's okay? If "everybody" is cheating on the math test, shouldn't you, too? What if telling the truth gets your best friend in trouble?

It's never too early for us to begin talking to our children about values and helping them define and clarify their code of moral conduct. This is a great way for them to

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Is is wrong to sneak into the movies if your big brother says it's okay? If "everybody" is cheating on the math test, shouldn't you, too? What if telling the truth gets your best friend in trouble?

It's never too early for us to begin talking to our children about values and helping them define and clarify their code of moral conduct. This is a great way for them to build self-confidence in their ability to work through everyday problems! The 25 situations presented here and the thought-provoking questions at the end of each scenario have been developed to help you talk to your child about social and moral issues in a natural and nonthreatening way. What an entertaining way to learn vital life skills!

Editorial Reviews

Family Times
This interactive book, which uses real-life situations, is delightfully written and relevant for children ages 6-11.
Children's House/Children's World
There is so much that goes on in a young person's life. This book could open the door for the parent or teacher, allowing them to help the child to find and clarify a code of moral conduct.
Pastor Duane Hetland
This enjoyable book will guide children through everyday problems and instill in them a sense of responsibility for their own actions.
Rabbi Max A. Shapiro
... A timely and necessary book. I recommend it, not only for children but for teenagers and adults who undoubtedly could profit from it.
Center for Jewish-Christian Learning

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573920100
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
497,340
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

What People are Saying About This

Mary Beth Blegen
... I like the fact that your book uses humor and directness to get at some important stuff in kids' lives. Kids need to talk. We need to listen.
1996 National Teacher of the Year

Meet the Author

Sandra McLeod Humphrey (1936-2012) a former clinical psychologist, was a writer and a consultant for the Heroes & Dreams Foundation, which provides character education materials to grades K–8 throughout North America. She was the author of three highly praised books called Hot Issues, Cool Choices; If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? and Dare to Dream! as well as many other books focused on moral education for children.

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If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do? 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
My_Mommys_World More than 1 year ago
f You Had To Choose, What Would You Do? is a great collection of stories. I enjoyed just reading through them and thinking what would I have done at that age. There were even a couple of scenarios I found myself in as a child. I didn’t necessarily make the best choice every time. That knowledge helped me to understand the effectiveness of having those conversations with my children before they have to deal with these situations. The thought-provoking questions at the end of each story are crafted to really give some depth to the conversation with your child to gain more insight into their thought process. To have that kind of opportunity feels empowering to me as a parent. When we know what our children are really thinking we can provide them with the unique support they need. I will definitely be using this with my kids to help them understand how to make the right choice and listen to their inner guidance. This is a must have book for parents concerned about instilling values and a strong moral ethic in their children. The text doesn’t answer the questions for you so it can be tailored to fit the family values. This is one book I will be keeping on my shelf to use with my children when they are of age. This book is geared towards the 8-12 age range. The Kids Can Do It site offers books targeted to all ages from 8-18 with age-appropriate situations for different age groups.