It has never been a secret that Lily has some impulse control issues. However, until she started school, it was something we just kinda dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Now, with school, her behavior adds up. Being naughty a couple of days last week, plus being naughty this week means a trip to the principal.
So, when I was asking the kind customer service lady at Barnes & Noble for “How To” books for younger kids, I jumped at the title!
“How to Behave and Why” by Munro Leaf
No matter where you are or who you are, there are four main things that you have to do if you want to make good friends and keep them.
You have to be HONEST
You have to be FAIR
You have to be STRONG
you have to be WISE
And there is no good in trying to fool yourself. All that isn’t so easy.
Lily said that she liked the book in her book report.
What were the most important events in the book? Not to steal. Be honest. Be nice to other people. You should take care of your things. You should be nice to other people.
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After we read the book and finished her report, we had a discussion about how she could apply what she learned from the book to her life, mainly school, since that is where she seems to struggle the most.
She just adores her teacher and hurts to hear that Lily is on the red beehive so much!
Lily is going to control her impulsivity (yes, she knows what that means). Her job is learning and practicing. She won’t be silly. She won’t be a clown.