What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function)
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function)
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function)
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What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function)

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Author: Bryan Smith

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 32

Release Date: 01-02-2016

Details: Product Description Kids do things before they think ALL THE TIME! Help them learn self-control and reduce their disruptive behaviors with this fun story. When you're a child, it's not easy to control your impulses. Children aren't always aware that what they are doing is inappropriate. 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. But will the lessons shared by his teachers and his mom really help Braden manage his impulses? Young readers will enjoy this story filled with relatable and common situations all children share. What Were You Thinking? shows kids how to think before they act, and is part of the Executive FUNction series of books by author and school counselor Bryan Smith. Written for kids ages 5-10 (Grades K-5), this storybook includes tips for parents, counselors and teachers. This series of entertaining books help kids develop friendships, control emotions and improve their manners. Review Controlling your impulses is a hard topic to teach to children. Finally a book that gets the point across in a humorous manner. I can't wait to use this with the children at my school. --Marjorie Edge, Elementary School Counselor This book was perfect! It was exactly what I was hoping based on the title. It tells the story of Braden, a third grader, who has trouble controlling his impulses. The examples in the book were things my own son has done or would do, so it was very relatable for him and for me. The book lays out 4 simple steps to practicing impulse control. And while it's not simple to control yourself at a young age, the steps are easy to remember for both the child and the parent. I know we'll be using this method in our household and returning to this book again and again, My son got very animated while we were reading this book. I know he struggles a lot with keeping his hands to himself and making good choices, and he was pretty upset about how teachers make it seem so easy, when it's not. I appreciate that the character in this book is older than my son. It gives us both the understanding that it's OK that he is still working on these skills. I felt like the book was age appropriate for him (just finishing kindergarten) vs. it seeming like a baby book. It's certainly not. I would recommend this book very highly to parents and teachers of early elementary age children. My Rating: 5 stars --Mom's Radius, Life. Love. Books. Blog What Were You Thinking? A story about Learning to Control Your Impulses by Bryan Smith is not a cure for impulsive actions. But it does help kids stop and give thought in a creative way, to things they are about to do that could possibly get them in trouble. Written for the elementary-age child (though my son is 6 and some of it was a little hard for him to comprehend), What Were You Thinking is a story about a third-grader named Braden who has a lot of trouble controlling his impulses. In the book, his school teacher teaches the kids how to stop and think about what they are getting ready to do before they do it and that they don t have to do everything their bodies are telling them to do. What is really working for my son is when the teacher points out every time Braden does something impulsive he needs to ask himself, Did that make my situation better or worse? --Alexandra, blogger at teachingwoundedangelstofly.com About the Author Bryan Smith comes from a family of educators. He has worked in the education field for more than 15 years. He began his career as an elementary school teacher before realizing he had a talent for helping children deal with difficult issues. He has since become a school counselor, where he flourishes teaching students life skills that will

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