The 9 steps in this booklet will be your guide to understanding how to help all of your students develop the cognitive coping skills (good self-talk) that will help them be successful and happy in your classroom. Based on years of real world use of
Beeing Mean to Me
A coping skills fable that includes "Parent Notes" to help teach the material.
Blaming others instead of taking personal responsibility will cause your child a lot of problems but there are “Good Thinking” skills to change this
This coping skills fable allows "alerting" a child about to engage in selfish behavior.
Selfishness seems to be part of our DNA. This short fable will help even young children recognize that being selfish or jealous of others are
This coping skills fable helps children understand the value of truthfulness.
Truthfulness is a quality we want in our children. This fable illustrates that the ability to be truthful is not so much about avoiding punishment as it
The Trying Metal
This coping skills fable is about learning to do the difficult and scary things in life that are necessary to be happy and successful.
Sometimes a “trick” is more valuable than all the fussing, punishing and begging we do to try
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
There are a lot of lessons that can be learned from sport games. This one could be the most valuable of those lessons. This fable can be an inspiration for effective coping in many difficult life situations. Children
Dr. Nice and Mr. Nasty
Anger is a topic about which much is written and said. Several of the stories in the Coping Skills series are designed to encourage us to look at the true source of our anger … ourselves. When we are angry, we typically look
The Fault Finder
There are few qualities more admired than “taking personal responsibility”, because so few of us do it. We may be trying to avoid consequences or “save face” but what is lost when you are a Fault Finder is what is truly
Penny Perfect and Sally Sloppy
Adults may say “just do your best” but what we may really be communicating may be totally different. The two characters in this fable react to this typical parent saying differently but both will end up unhappy.