|Grades K-5| These stories, featuring brothers Braden and Blake, deal with flexible thinking, resiliency, controlling impulses and emotional balance. Complex skills are described in simple behavioral steps, making it easier for kids to learn how to prioritize, plan, and ultimately prosper. 32 pages, full-color, softcover.
Of Course It’s a Big Deal!
Braden delivers the drama to every minor misunderstanding, grievance and annoyance in his life! Will Braden ever learn to keep his cool in the face of disappointment? Will every discouraging moment send him into an emotional meltdown?
What’ the Problem?
The characters in this story face conundrums that make each of them consider solutions that are inappropriate or irresponsible. Fortunately, some good old-fashioned fatherly advice coupled with a tried-and-true strategy for solving problems keeps everyone safe and satisfied.
It Was Just Right Here!
Blake is struggling to keep his schoolwork and his things in order. Assignments and permission slips always go missing. With a much-needed assist from his teacher and a timely baseball analogy, Blake finally learns how to get organized.
My Day is Ruined!
Braden was so excited for his upcoming championship baseball game! But imagine his surprise when he woke up to pouring rain...and NO GAME! This, coupled with some events at school that don’t go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin!
What Were You Thinking?
Third-grader Braden loves to be the center of attention. His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe. But some poor decision-making, like ill-timed jokes in class, and an impulsive reaction during gym that left a classmate teary-eyed and crumpled on the floor, forces the adults in Braden’s life to teach him about impulse control.
Time to Get Started
Blake is busy! He’s always has something going on! So why is it that people keep insisting that he do things he doesn’t want to do? Why does he have to clean his room RIGHT NOW? He’ll get to it EVENTUALLY! Luckily for Blake, his mom is there to work with him on the important skill of taking initiative.
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