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Cool Kind Kid Handbook

Reviews of the Cool Kind Kid Handbook, Book 1


In the Cool Kind Kid Handbook 1, Barbara Gilmour, Sydelle Mason, Ed.D, and Wendy McDermott, Ph.D, help parents and caregivers, educators and counselors, to effectively assist young children in developing adequate social skills and to successfully reject bullying with their peers.

The handbook is an activity book designed to help the parent/instructor introduce social etiquette in a fun way through Q & A exercises and catchy-fun songs and lyrics. The message? It's okay to be a "cool kind kid". The handbook demonstrates various circumstances in which kids can be kind to others - at home, at school, with their neighbors, in their community etc. This book is very practical and down-to-earth, and encourages kids to look for opportunities to be kind.

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In Jun of 2014, The Books Magazine published a multipage review of the Cool Kind Kid Music CD and Handbook, beginning on page 12 of their online magazine.  

From the review:

One commendable aspect of the book is that it is interactive. Parents/instructors are not just simply regurgitating suggestions from the book; but they are required to ask the kids various questions on topics addressed, and then discuss the answers together.

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By Gayle Pace, Avid Reader

The book is the first of five Handbooks that give parents quick, easy, fun ways to teach their children the skills they need to counter-act bullying. Bullying has become so prevalent in today's society. A lot I think has to do with the fact that our kids have no respect for anyone, not even themselves. They do what they want, to whom they want, when they want with no repercussions. They have the sense that they are infallible. The bad thing is, the recipent of the bullying often can't take much of it, and rightfully so, shouldn't have to. It often ends in tragedy. Self esteem becomes very low and finally the victim just can't take anymore. Something needs to be done and needs to be done NOW! Being COOL isn't being a bully! Being COOL is being kind and polite and respectful. You get a lot farther in today's society by being respectful of others. Parents, teachers, focus groups take heed. We have to step up as adults and teach our children about being COOL.This book is probably appropriate for ages 4-9 or really for anybody who needs a little refresher course on being COOL.The author, Ms. Gilmour has created a handbook with challenges, songs and what if's that will help in teaching children what is right and what is not.We need more authors like Ms. Gilmour who realizes what our children face day in and day out in our schools, neighborhoods and homes. If we don't step up as adults, who will?

I received a complimentary copy of COOL KIND KID, Book One from the author, Ms. Barbara Gilmour, for my unbiased view. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

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