Packed with tips and tricks, How to Be a Person, helps kids learn how to manage whatever life throws their way.
Calculate a tip! Have a conversation! Do a load of laundry! Write a thank-you note! Plunge a toilet! Apologize! Incentivize your kids to skill-up by earning these nifty merit badges—and more!
It’s easy to get started. Kids begin by asking themselves, “How can I help?” Then, try five skills from the sampler of pages from How to Be a Person in the video below.
Next, as they master each skill, pop a cut-and-paste merit badge on this fun How to Be a Person printable poster!
For even more skills to choose from, grab a copy of How to Be a Person and try something from each of these sections of the book: Other Beings, Say it Right, Dirty Things, Wearing That?, Edible Food, Two Cents, and Useful Skills.
Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and advice — all illustrated in an irresistible graphic novel–style — How to Be a Person shows kids just how easy it is to free themselves from parental nagging and become more dependable — and they’ll like themselves better, too!
Excerpted and adapted from How to Be a Person © Catherine Newman. Illustration © Debbie Fong.