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It's Hard To Be A Verb Paperback – Picture Book, September 1, 2008
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Being a verb is hard!
Especially for Louis, who can't seem to control himself when he gets the urge to move at the wrong time and situation.
My knees start itching.
My toes start twitching.
My skin gets jumpy.
Others get grumpy.
Louis' mom comes to the rescue by teaching him techniques to help keep his inner itching, twitching and jumping to be a verb in check.
A positive resource for anyone dealing with ADHD or challenged by someone who has ADHD.
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About the Author
Julia Cook, M.S. is a national award-winning children's author, counselor, and parenting expert. She has presented in thousands of schools nationally and internationally, regularly speaks at education and counseling conferences, and has published children's books on a wide range of character and social development topics. The goal behind Cook's work is to actively involve young people in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home. Cook has the innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the "what to say" and the "how to say it."
- Publisher : National Center for Youth Issues; 1st edition (September 1, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1931636842
- ISBN-13 : 978-1931636841
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 3
- Item Weight : 3.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 9 x 0.1 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #108,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I will admit that it wasn't just about not wanting to put him on meds. It was the stigma of parents that do. "Oh it's so easy to just drug your kids" or "It's lazy parenting." - but after reading this book, and the look on my son's face when he identified with it, I finally got him the help he needed.
Thank you! This book was such a blessing. I now understand how he feels, and can be a better parent. <3
Then, it took a hard left for me.
One - strategies like the ones the mom gave take hard work and don’t work at all for many children.
Two - couching a tool to help a child with negative terms like ‘nag board’ paint that negative behavior is being corrected instead of just finding the tool that works best for their success.
Three - ‘behaving’ as people perceive you ‘should’ behave gets a star?? Just because kids with ADHD are wiggling doesn’t mean they aren’t listening. Some of the most intellectual observations I’ve ever experienced in my classroom came from students who looked as if they weren’t absorbing a thing being said. And my wiggly granddaughter, could recite the repeated lines before they were read to her-even as she wiggled through the story.
I was very disappointed in this book.
By Ashley P on July 12, 2019
Another reviewer commented how the dad in the book thinks that some of the methods are "strange". I also like that part of the book. It demonstrates that while some people may think the methods are odd, they can still help!
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I would definitely recommend this book.