This timely how-to book from Catherine Newman, author of the bestseller How to Be a Person, teaches kids essential communication and social skills including: how to get along with others, stand up for themselves, talk about hard things, be an ally, and a good friend. All of the 50+ scripts and tips are presented in an accessible, non-judgmental voice with graphic-novel style illustrations.
Middle school is an essential time to learn and practice social skills, including how to get along with others, talk about hard things, be an ally, and a good friend. In What Can I Say?,Catherine Newman, author of the bestseller How to Be a Person, provides supportive guidance and instruction to help kids establish or
and maintain meaningful relationships and effective communication with
friends, teachers, family members, and others in their communities.
Talking the talk can be tricky, and every page of this super-useful book
provides easy, accessible scripts and guidance on the right thing to
say in all kinds of situations, from how to be inclusive, listen, give
advice, argue, stick up for yourself, and ask for help to how to turn
down a date, express sympathy, deal with offensive comments, respond to
bullying, and be trustworthy. Humorous, graphic-style illustrations that
play our familiar scenarios reenforce Newman's friendly, non-judgmental
tone and her commitment to helping kids develop the skills to express
themselves clearly while showing empathy, care, and generosity towards