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Behavior/Social Skills

Behavior/Social Skills

Behavior is what we do best at Boys Town, and we do that through proactive social skill and positive character development. These books and resources for educators, counselors, youth care professionals, children, and families are designed with the needs of our audience in mind. Addressing everything from basic skills to advanced, these tools are designed to teach positive behaviors - whether they are used for prevention or to address problem behaviors - in people of all ages.

  • Book Cover of Pause Power

    Pause Power

    $10.95
    Uh-oh! Gabe is losing it again. See all those big, bright buttons popping up all over his body? They come out whenever someone or some situation gets under his skin. And they pop up ALL. THE. TIME. Push his button and Gabe starts fighting. Push that...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  Empathy is My Superpower! Empathy is My Superpower!

    Empathy is My Superpower!

    $10.95
    Amelia just can't understand why some people act the way they do! Why does her brother cry when it's dark? (He's a crybaby!) Why does Kayla take so longer to read anything? (She's not trying!) And what's up with all the strange-smelling food Priya has...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of  Of Course It's a Big Deal! Counselor's Choice Award Winner

    Of Course It's a Big Deal!

    $10.95
    When children don't get what they want or expect, they often get upset and angry. Reacting calmly and appropriately during these times is an important skill for children to learn and use to be successful at home, school, and with others.  Braden...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of My Day is Ruined! My Day is Ruined!

    My Day is Ruined!

    $10.95
    Kids who have trouble adjusting to the unexpected and tend to overreact, can learn four steps for achieving flexible thinking in this story. Learning how to react appropriately to challenging situations is an important executive function skill for...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  Mindset Matters

    Mindset Matters

    $10.95
    Amelia is her name and conquering new challenges is her game! She's an up-for-any-adventure second-grader who's eager to try new things, provided nothing can go wrong. She takes up skateboarding with gusto and feverishly builds a swing set for her kid...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of  Kindness Counts Kindness Counts

    Kindness Counts

    $10.95
    When Cade and his family find out their ice cream order was paid for by another patron, they continue paying it forward, and so starts the discussion of random acts of kindness. Cade takes this idea and runs with it, showing unexpected kindness to...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of  What Were You Thinking? Counselor's Choice Award Winner

    What Were You Thinking?

    $10.95
    When you're a child, it's not easy controlling your impulse reactions - kids do things before they think all the time. Strengthen executive function skills and empower impetuous young people with a humorous story about an impulsive third-grader. Teach...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  Freddie the Fly: Motormouth Counselor's Choice Award Winner

    Freddie the Fly: Motormouth

    $10.95
    Freddie learns an important lesson about talking less… and listening more. Freddie the Fly likes to talk and talk and talk. He’s so busy buzzing about the latest gossip, he can’t listen to anyone else. Freddie doesn’t realize how...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of  Uniquely Wired: A Story about Autism and Its Gifts Uniquely Wired!

    Uniquely Wired!

    $10.95
    Winner of Learning Magazine 2019 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for Children's Books. Some people say I have a disability. I don't see it that way at all. I am Uniquely Wired. This is the heartwarming and illuminating story of Zak, a...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of  Time to Get Started Counselor's Choice Award Winner

    Time to Get Started

    $10.95
    Blake generally has a good time... until someone interrupts him and tells him he needs to do something RIGHT NOW! He doesn't understand why he has to clean his room THIS SECOND! And he'd much rather be doing ANYTHING than learning multiplication...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  It's My Way or the Highway

    It's My Way or the Highway

    $10.95
    Cora June is B-O-S-S-Y! She points out her teacher’s boring assignments. She dictates the games people play at recess. She even objects to family dinners. If Cora June doesn’t get her way in the classroom, on the playground, or at home, she...
    $10.95