Help your kids learn how to behave, get along with others, and handle their emotions with these children’s books about positive behavior.
Hitting, tattling, biting and getting angry… these are just some of the social behaviors we often have to discuss with our little ones.
But as you can imagine, hearing all the ways you can improve doesn’t always feel good to a child. Even if said with patience and love, there are only so many teachable moments she can take at a time.
You see, however common these behaviors are, kids aren’t always willing nor able to discuss how they feel. They don’t have the words to describe their emotions, much less understand that they’re normal and will soon pass.
It’s especially difficult to talk about behavior right when these things happen. I’ve even found that it’s much better to discuss their behavior later, when everyone has calmed down and are more receptive to listening and learning. Trying to make a teachable moment right when they’re fighting rarely works.
Instead, these books help them discuss positive behavior without feeling lectured or scolded. You’re able to address appropriate ways to behave without your child feeling attacked. She can relate to the characters in the book, and learn a few ways to handle similar situations.
And finally, reading children’s books about positive behavior helps when they’re in daycare, at school, or with a caregiver. These books allow them to see how we expect them to behave with others, even if we’re not there with them.
From toddlers to elementary kids, these are my favorite children’s books about positive behavior:
Children’s books about positive behavior
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