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A Children's Book About Disobeying (Help Me Be Good Series) Hardcover – January 1, 1988


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Product Details

  • Series: Help me be good
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Grolier Enterprises (1988)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000731LGW
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 7.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Joy Berry is a highly successful, pioneering educator and child development specialist. She is also the bestselling author of Joy Berry books for children with more than 250 titles and 85 million copies of her books sold. Joy Berry's message has always been the same: Empower children by helping them become responsible so they can have the control over the lives that they want and need.

Simply put, Joy Berry knows and understands children.

As an administrator and educator, childcare provider, recreation and camp director, and teacher's aide, Joy began her public school career teaching the second, third, fourth, and fifth grades. She supplemented her teacher's salary by establishing and maintaining quality after-school and summer programs.

Dismayed by the politics and bureaucracy that often plagues public education, Joy decided to begin her own school. She created a highly acclaimed preschool and daycare center. Several years later, she created a second preschool and daycare center that grew into one of the top three infant-through-early-elementary private schools in Southern California.

Joy's experience led her to conclude that in addition to academic subjects, children need to learn life skills which traditional education could not provide. The light bulb went on when she was asked to talk to a boy who was flunking out of school. She visited the boy at his house, and what she found was astonishing. Located in the back yard there was a tree house that spanned three trees. The structure was home to The Tree House Club--a popular neighborhood group put together and managed by the boy. Under his very capable leadership, the club members participated in a plethora of innovative, profitable, moneymaking projects. Although not successful in school, this boy was running a business while keeping track of its earnings, expenses, and profits using a comprehensive bookkeeping system.

She joined The Tree House Club to better understand kids. While a member, she discovered who children really are and what they really want and need to learn. And so together, Joy and the boy began teaching classes on practical subjects such as money management and time management. Joy discovered that the materials needed to teach children living skills were non-existent and she began filling the void by creating and developing materials that speak directly to children about everyday life issues.

Embarking on a lifetime mission to help children, Joy spoke out about modifying conventional perceptions and traditional approaches to education. She left the school system and began writing books, music, television and radio programs, and other supplemental materials that teach children about life skills.

"Children should be 100% responsible for all of their choices and decisions by the time they are 12 years of age. Parents need to encourage their children to make as many choices as possible as early in their lives as possible", says Joy Berry.

Joy's understanding of children and her pragmatic approach to educating and empowering children, has given rise to one of the most extensive juvenile product lines in the world.

Joy is a frequent media guest and speaker. She has been on many national television shows, and has been featured in national magazines and newspapers. She has spoken at book publishing, library, toy and bookseller associations in the US and abroad. She also speaks at national education and parent/ teacher's associations.

Joy Berry has a lifetime teaching credential as well as an administrative credential. She holds advanced degrees in Human Development and Education.

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My 7 yr old son has most of them in this series and he and I love them.
T. Lewiswalker
I felt so good reading these books because it taught me that good behavior is rewarded and bad behavior is frowned upon.
BettyBoop
The book does not clearly show consequences, and just seems pretty abstract in general.
Kris Irvin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ireland Mom on December 6, 2013
Format: Hardcover
We purchased these to try to encourage our children's good behaviour and discourage the negative. However, we found that all of them purchased in the series had a very negative overtone, and emphasized the reason for good behaviour to be to avoid punishment. This is not at all what we are trying to teach our children. While our children do face the consequences to their actions, of course, we are not teaching them that they need to obey and behave because they will otherwise be punished, or that they are bad when they misbehave, which is what this series of books teach. We are trying to teach our children that they need to behave well and obey us because it is the right thing to do, and because they love us and know we love them. We do not want them thinking that they are bad if they misbehave, but rather to understand that the misbehaviour is not good. We also do not want them thinking that they have to behave to avoid punishment, as this is not the right motivation either. We were very unimpressed with these, and wish we could have returned them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AJD on August 8, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My 6 year old daughter loves these books and has asked me to reread them all the time! I think kids kinda like to see other kids be bad.

We discuss what practical situations count as "disobeying" and if I say, "You're disobeying me because I asked you not to do that" -- disobey is a trigger word and she realizes.

Children should be over 5 at least to understand the concepts. Reading these books to a 2 or 3 year old doesn't make sense.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen B. on April 26, 2014
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I am a teacher of primary grades- autistic children. Wonderful Social Story for kids that won't comply if you just do these 2 things: when reading the story just substitute the word "Consequence" for punish/punishment (after all the book was written in 1988), and say "parents and teachers" instead of just parents. On the page(s) that talk about consequences, add: "The reason you get a consequence is to help you REMEMBER not to do it again". My students had to re-visit the story every week or so at the beginning of the year, and less and less often as the year went on, but I really thought it made a BIG difference with the ones that had trouble complying with adult requests. Wonderful. I had this book for my kids when they were little, and brought it into the classroom years later and wow- love it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kris Irvin on August 29, 2012
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This book is written oddly. There is a story, but each illustration has the characters saying something in cartoon format that you have to read to get the lesson. I find this comic book style very irritating. I also don't think "Annie," the little girl in the story, learns any lesson from disobeying. The book does not clearly show consequences, and just seems pretty abstract in general. My 4 year old doesn't mind reading it, but I don't like it and it hasn't helped him figure out how to obey at all, so it was kind of a bust.
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I found this book to be a great tool for my preschool age daughter. It had excellent examples that my daughter was able to relate to herself!! Would recommend this book to other parents with a strong-willed child as a way of giving their child an other perspective.
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By T. Lewiswalker on March 27, 2013
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These books are wonderful. My 7 yr old son has most of them in this series and he and I love them. The illustrations are cute and the topics are covered thoroughly. It's a great way to reinforce good behavior while spending quality time reading with your kids!
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