The 7 Best Books for Teaching Manners to a Spirited Child

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Nose picking...yuck!
This has to be one of the most annoying and disgusting displays of bad manners, but it's a normal habit for young kids. When consistent nagging doesn't do it, then... more 
Photo by: Amazon
Nose picking...yuck!
This has to be one of the most annoying and disgusting displays of bad manners, but it's a normal habit for young kids. When consistent nagging doesn't do it, then open up "Don't Do That!" by Tony Ross to read together the story of a little nose-picking girl who learned the hard and embarrassing way why parents must nag.
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Wed, Aug 29, 2012 3:10 PM EDT
Ask any parent of a spirited, energetic, strong-willed child what their biggest struggle is, and they will most likely respond the same way I do: "I need to teach my girl to respect boundaries and obey, but do it in a way I won't be crushing her independent spirit." I adore my girl's personality and the fact that she's not a pushover, but, wow, she's a tough one to parent. Since modeling the behavior and asking or demanding her to act with proper manners aren't really working as strategies, I've decided to collect a series of children's books that teach the manners I so desperately want her to learn - and the ones that annoy me the most! - By Ana Flores

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