I Just Want to Do It My Way!: My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help! Volume 5 (Best Me I Can Be) (Paperback)

I Just Want to Do It My Way!: My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help! Volume 5 (Best Me I Can Be) By Julia Cook, Kelsey de Weerd (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Cook, Kelsey de Weerd (Illustrator)
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Share this story with children who have difficulty staying focused long enough to complete assignments or who insist they have a better way to do things Kids in grades K through 6 will learn:

  • Strategies to tackle a task
  • How to Ignore distractions
  • How to ask a teacher or other adult for help to get the job done to completion

RJ's way of doing things isn't working out for him, especially in math class. His teacher is concerned because so many of his assignments are missing or incomplete. RJ blames his classmates Norma (who picks her nose) and Rodney (who burps the alphabet) for distracting him during class. With support from his mom and dad, RJ learns how to ask for help and stay on task. By learning how to do things the right way the first time, RJ discovers he no longer has to do his work over and over and over again.

This storybook is the fifth in Julia Cook's BEST ME I Can Be book series, which teaches children that social skills can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model(R) that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. Many of the same techniques can also be found in the strategies that comprise Boys Town's Common Sense Parenting(R) program. Tips for parents and educators on how to teach kids self-control, patience, how to ask for help, and staying focused included at the end of the picture book. 31 pgs.

The book series also includes:

  • The WORST Day of My Life EVER
  • I Just Don't Like the Sound of NO
  • TEAMWORK Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to SHARE
  • SORRY, I Forgot to Ask
  • THANKS for the FEEDBACK... (I THINK?)
  • I Can't Believe You SAID That

About the Author

Julia Cook, a former school counselor and teacher, has written many books on behavior 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 Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored 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, counseling and character conferences.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781934490433
ISBN-10: 1934490431
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2012
Pages: 31
Language: English
Series: Best Me I Can Be