Words Are Not for Hurting (Best Behavior®) (Paperback)

Words Are Not for Hurting (Best Behavior®) By Elizabeth Verdick, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator) Cover Image

Words Are Not for Hurting (Best Behavior®) (Paperback)

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The older children get, the more words they know and can use—including hurtful words. This book teaches children that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. It also explores positive ways to respond when others use unkind words and reinforces the importance of saying “I’m sorry.” Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents.

These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board books. The Happy Healthy Baby® series is designed to capture the interest of the littlest readers. Elizabeth’s Toddler Tools® series helps young children and their parents cope with those tough times and transitions that happen every day (like naptime and bedtime). In the Best Behavior® series, she helps toddlers reach new milestones and improve their day-to-day behavior.

Elizabeth also enjoys getting the chance to look at the funny side of life in the Laugh and Learn® series, which helps kids ages 8–13 get a handle on the social-emotional skills they’re developing throughout the elementary and middle school years. She’s also coauthor of The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (And Their Parents), which offers kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) their own comprehensive resource for both understanding their condition and finding tools to cope with the challenges they face every day.

Elizabeth lives and writes near St. Paul, Minnesota.


Product Details ISBN: 9781575421568
ISBN-10: 1575421569
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: April 15th, 2004
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Best Behavior®
“This cheerful, instructive title highlights the power of words.”
— School Library Journal

“This is a must-have for every home and classroom. The author shares some excellent tips and ideas of how to further educate your child about the power of their words.”
— Chasing Supermom blog