Banish rude and insensitive comments at home and school by teaching kids in grades K-6 how to use a social filter. RJ is a youngster who always says what he thinks no matter how it sounds or makes others feel. RJ doesn't realize his words are wrong. He thinks he's just speaking the truth and offering feedback. RJ learns how to use a social filter before he speaks and to give positive feedback, or none at all. With help from his parents, he learns he doesn't have to verbalize every thought that pops into his head. In fact, sometimes the less said the better!
This book is the seventh in Julia Cook's BEST ME I Can Be! series which teaches children 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. The book includes tips for parents and Educators on how to effectively teach choosing appropriate words to say and analyzing social situations. 32 pgs.