Lesson One: The ABCs of Life: The Skills We All Need but Were Never Taught

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 13, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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A Guide for Adults and Children by the Founder of the Award-Winning Lesson One Program
This indispensable book gives adults a proven plan to help children develop the life skills and internal discipline necessary to learn and thrive in today's society.
Following the logical progression of a child's development, the book uses upbeat activities and games that adults and children can share to ground themselves in Lesson One skills for use in everyday life. Offering much-needed answers to major problems gripping our culture, here is the book that anyone living and working with children has been waiting for -- a lesson plan that works for life.
 

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I couldn't disagree with Hilda more. Jon's presentations are always informative and entertaining for both adults and children. The book gives practical solutions for all those who work with children and parents can certainly benefit from the activities and discussions about skills such as self-control. Check out the amazon reviews...all positive and constructive! 

Contents

Discovering Lesson One
1
Jons StoryMaking My Life My Own
10
The Art of Living and Working with Kids
29
The Pledge for Success
64
SelfControl
115
SelfControl Time
140
SelfConfidence
166
Responsibility and Consequences
193
Thinking and Problem Solving
219
Cooperation
242
Putting It Together
269
Appendix
279
Index
303
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About the author (2004)

Jon Oliver is a certified teacher who has spent thirty years developing Lesson One. He has frequently appeared in the national media and made presentations at conferences and workshops around the country. His school-reform efforts have earned him commendations from the White House. He lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Michael Ryan received his Masters of Engineering Science and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales. Mr. Ryan is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

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