Sorry (Really Sorry)

Sorry (Really Sorry) by Joanna Cotler, illustrated by Harry Bliss (4 – 8 years)

This picture book is all about diffusing reactivity with love, which can make a world of difference.

Dude, That's Rude

Dude, That’s Rude! (Get Some Manners) by Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick
(6 – 11 years)

It seems like light reading, but it’s serious stuff: Manners are major social skills, and this book gives kids a great start.

Why Do I Do That

Why Do I Do That?
by Joseph Burgo PhD

Psychological defense mechanisms are an inevitable part of the human experience. When they become too pervasive or deeply entrenched, they may damage our personal relationships, restrict or distort our emotional lives and prevent us from behaving in ways that promote lasting self-esteem.

Being Nice to Others

Being Nice to Others: A Book about Rudeness by Carolyn Larsen, illustrated by Tim O’Connor (3 – 5 years)

Habits and attitudes developed during the all-important formative preschool years affect us for the rest of our lives life. These years are also a challenging time for parents as their children test boundaries (and patience). How parents and children respond makes all the difference in the world.

Teach Your Dragon Manners

Teach Your Dragon Manners
by Steve Herman
(3 – 11 years)

This playful book will teach kids what disrespectful behaviors are, how to use good manners, and be respectful for others.

How Rude

How Rude! The Teens Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, & Not Grossing People Out by Alex J. Packer

A hilarious guide for teens to use manners to gain respect, feel good about themselves, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Managing Rudeness

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