The newest addition to the Best Me I Can Be! series offers help for children who say inappropriate things.
RJ’s mouth is getting him into a lot of trouble. A rude comment at school earned him a detention. An insensitive remark at home earned him a scolding and made his sister cry. RJ doesn’t realise his words are wrong. He thinks he’s just offering feedback.
It’s time RJ starts using a social filter when he speaks. With help from his parents, he learns he doesn’t have to verbalise every thought that pops into his head. In fact, sometimes the less said the better!
“I have purchased many of Julia Cook’s books. They are very good for working with Elementary school children. This book in particular, I can’t believe you said that! is a wonderful resource for working with students on what to say and what to think. Boy’s Town Press seems to have the best prices as well.” – M Wawrzynski
“This book is so great – an oldie but a goodie for talking about social filters and thinking before we speak. I’m wrapping up using it with my fourth graders tomorrow and reflecting on a change I’ve made when reading it (letting in some laughs!). Shared a little more in my instastories (and will share more about the lesson tomorrow).” – Sara, @theresponsivecounselor
“RJ is such a relatable character – nearly everyone has experienced a momentary lapse of their social filter! This book describes the connection between thoughts and appropriate social responses, using contexts that children have likely encountered themselves. A perfect resource to introduce children to the importance of social mindfulness.” – Jill D. Kuzma, M.A., CCC-SLP
About the Author
Julia Cook, a former school counsellor and teacher, has written many books on behaviour and health for children. Julia has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving parents and educators the what to say and how to say it to kids. Her ultimate goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, parents and educators by teaching lifelong problem-solving skills to kids. Julia has received the Association for Educational PublishersDistinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honoured by the National Parenting Center and Mom’s Choice Awards. Julia has presented in more than 800 schools across the country and regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education, counselling and character conferences.