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HELP ME BE GOOD

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THE CLASSIC STATUS OF THE HELP ME BE GOOD BOOKS

The HELP ME BE GOOD books are a part of the collection of kids’ self-help books and other materials called THE JOY BERRY CLASSICS.

The purpose of the JOY BERRY CLASSICS is to help children, from the beginning of their lives through pre-adolescence, become responsible:

for themselves,
in their relationships with others, and
in the way that they relate to the things in their environment.

The classic look and feel of the HELP ME BE GOOD books is due to the restoration of the vintage artwork from the original publications that is now featured in the current HELP ME BE GOOD books.

THE PURPOSE

The 29 HELP ME BE GOOD books help young children replace misbehavior with good behavior.

Early childhood misbehavior can cause a lot of stress and discomfort for everyone. Sharing the HELP ME BE GOOD books with a child can address the typical early childhood misbehaviors that can prevent him or her from being responsible. The HELP ME BE GOOD books define various misbehaviors and explain why they don’t work. These books also provide realistic and pragmatic guidelines that will help children achieve their desired goals with good behavior rather than misbehavior.

THE GUIDELINES FOR USE

In order to derive the maximum benefits from the HELP ME BE GOOD books it is recommended that adults use the books in the following ways:

Phase One
Adult Resource: The adult reads the books for information, insights, and encouragement.

Phase Two
Adult-Child Activity: The adult uses the books with the child and encourages the child to question or comment on the subject matter. 

Phase Three
Independent Activity: The child is encouraged to use the books independently of the adult for entertainment and to reinforce the subject matter.

 

Phase Four
Reference Material: The books are placed in the child’s library along with other resource materials and used whenever specific situations need to be addressed.

THE HELP ME BE GOOD BOOKS  Divided into Developmental Categories

NEGLIGENT MISBEHAVIOR

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Lazy encourages children to take care of their own needs whenever possible and explains why they should help others.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Forgetful teaches children ways to overcome the forgetfulness that can cause frustration and inconvenience for them and their families.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Careless explains the problems caused by carelessness and teaches children how to be careful.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Messy explains the problems caused by messiness and teaches children how to be neat.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Wasteful explains why children should conserve resources and how they can do so.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Over Doing It teaches children why overindulgence is harmful and explains how they can avoid being overindulgent.

EGOCENTRIC MISBEHAVIOR

A Help Me Be Good Book About Showing Off explains why children show off and why showing off is not a good way to get the attention and approval children need.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being a Bad Sport explains the disadvantages of being a bad sport and teaches children how to avoid being one.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Selfish teaches the importance of unselfishness and teaches children practical ways to share.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Greedy explains the disadvantages of being greedy and encourages children not to be greedy.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Breaking Promises defines trust and explains how children can develop and maintain trust in their relationships.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Disobeying explains why parents tell their children what to do and encourages children to obey their parents.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Lying defines dishonesty and encourages children to be truthful.

 

DISRUPTIVE MISBEHAVIOR

A Help Me Be Good Book About Interrupting defines interruptions and explains under what conditions interruptions are and are not acceptable.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Whining explains why children whine and encourages them to utilize more positive ways to get attention and have their needs met.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Complaining explains the difference between constructive and destructive criticism and explains when complaining is and is not helpful.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Throwing Tantrums explains why tantrums occur and helps children find constructive ways to deal with anger.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Teasing shows children how to respond when they are being teased and encourages them to avoid teasing other children.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Tattling defines tattling and explains when it is appropriate and inappropriate to tattle.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Gossiping discusses the problems that gossiping creates and encourages children to avoid making negative statements about others.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Rude defines the Golden Rule and shows children how they can practice it in their relationship with others.

AGGRESSIVE MISBEHAVIOR

A Help Me Be Good Book About Snooping defines snooping, explains how it can destroy trust, and admonishes children to respect the privacy of others.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Cheating encourages children to keep their desire to win in proper perspective and encourages them to play fairly.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Stealing explains why stealing is inappropriate and shows children how to respond if and when they take something that does not belong to them.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Bullied explains why children bully others and shows constructive ways to deal with a bully.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Bossy explains the disadvantages of being bossy and encourages children to avoid bossing others.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Destructive explains how destruction can be harmful and shows children how to avoid being destructive.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Fighting explains the negative effects of fighting and suggests better ways for children to resolve their conflicts.

A Help Me Be Good Book About Being Mean defines cruel behavior and its damaging effects and encourages children to avoid being cruel to others.