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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  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  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  But I Need Your Help now! But I Need Your Help Now!

    But I Need Your Help Now!

    $10.95
    Isaac is a second-grader who struggles with waiting his turn to be recognized by an adult. He’s a little impatient, and this can get him in trouble at school and in the world. When a tough problem has him stuck, Isaac blurts out. With patience,...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of  My Day is Ruined! It Was Just Right Here!

    It Was Just Right Here!

    $10.95
    Braden's brother Blake is ALWAYS losing things and everyone acts like it's his fault. What's the big deal? He's just a kid! But when Blake's lack of organization leads to a forgotten field trip permission form, and the missing class pet is found...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of Fix It with Focus Fix It with Focus

    Fix It with Focus

    $10.95
    Spring is in the air! That means great things like warmer weather, playing outside, and baseball! So, when Blake is distracted by kids in the schoolyard, it’s no wonder why he doesn’t notice his friends working on the ground and knocks over...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of How Did You Miss That? How Did You Miss That?

    How Did You Miss That?

    $10.95
    When he rushes home after an exhausting night of baseball, the last thing Braden wants to hear is Mom and Dad harping about everything he must finish on his to-do list. Of course, they wouldn't be on his case if he actually paid attention and did what he...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of Stress Stinks Stress Stinks

    Stress Stinks

    $10.95
    Poor Amelia! Between softball practice, homework, and chores, she's struggling to keep her head above water! And when she starts feeling stressed out... it seems like the world is at its end! Fortunately, Amelia's mom is around to teach her some...
    $10.95