Talk and Work It Out (Paperback)
What’s the best way to solve problems between people? By talking them over and working them out. It’s never too soon for children to learn the process of peaceful conflict resolution. This book distills it into clear, simple language and supporting illustrations. Children learn to calm themselves, state the problem, listen, think of solutions, try one, evaluate results, and even agree to disagree when a solution isn’t possible. Includes skill-building games and role plays for adults to use with children.
About the Author
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master’s degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers.
Cheri and her husband, David, have six children and enjoy the lively company of their grandchildren. They live in St. George, Utah.
Meredith Johnson has worked for over twenty years as the art director at an advertising agency.
She is also the illustrator of over 120 children’s picture books, including Free Spirit’s popular Learning to Get Along® series.
Meredith lives with her family in La Cañada, California.
“...teaches children that they will be faced with times where they will have personal opinions that differ from someone else’s, but the real test in life comes in how they handle the situation.”
“Surely needed…. I heartily applaud this important series.”
— Jay A. Monson, Ph.D., Professor of Elementary Education, Utah State University