I Just Don’t Like the Sound of NO!

Julia Cook
Kelsey De Weerd
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Put an end to arguing or negotiating with youngsters by teaching them how to accept “No” for an answer. Instead of wheedling or pleading, teach them how to disagree appropriately. The steps for each skill are easy to remember with the simple rhymes presented in the story. “No” is RJ’s least favorite word . . . and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom, and his teacher to turn “No” into “Maybe” or “We’ll see” or “Later” or “I’ll think about it.” Even though he doesn’t have much success, RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom’s Say YES to NO Club. If RJ can learn how to accept “No” for an answer and to disagree appropriately with his teacher and parents, he can add his name to the club’s Star Board. RJ finds that lots of praise and some rewards come his way when he uses these skills the right way!

Author Julia Cook helps K-6 readers laugh and learn along with RJ as he understands the benefits of demonstrating these social skills both at home and in school. Tips for parents and Educators on how to teach and encourage kids to use the skills of accepting “No” for an answer and disagreeing appropriately are included in the book. This book is the second in Julia Cook’s BEST ME I Can Be! series which teaches children in grades K-6 social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. Many of the same techniques can also be found in the strategies that comprise Boys Town’s Common Sense Parenting&reg program. 32 pgs.

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Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN 978-1-934490-25-9

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    An Insightful Story

    Posted by Diana Waggoner, Executive Director, The Kim Foundation on Jan 21st 2019

    "Julia Cook understands the hearts and minds of children, and their struggles to develop appropriate social responses. Her books tell a story with fun and imagination. Julia makes addressing bad habits an exciting adventure for growing and changing, for becoming emotionally and socially healthy young people!"

  • 5
    Love the Creativity of this Book!

    Posted by Laurel Klaassen, M.A., School Counselor on Nov 2nd 2018

    "Julia Cook does it again! She uses her creative ideas to teach kids the skills they need to grow socially. This book teaches all people how to accept “No” for an answer in a non-threatening way. I’m excited to add this to my counseling library. Finally, the Boys Town Social Skill model is being brought to life and all of us will benefit from it."

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