What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses

What Were You Thinking Learning to Control Your Impulses Third grader Braden loves to be the center of attention His comic genius as he sees it causes his friends to look at him in awe But some poor decision making such as a few ill timed jokes in class

  • Title: What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses
  • Author: BryanSmith
  • ISBN: 9781934490969
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Third grader Braden loves to be the center of attention His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe But some poor decision making, such as a few ill timed jokes in class and an impulsive reaction during gym class that leads to a classmate on the floor in tears, results in Braden s teachers and mother teaching him all about impulse control WThird grader Braden loves to be the center of attention His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe But some poor decision making, such as a few ill timed jokes in class and an impulsive reaction during gym class that leads to a classmate on the floor in tears, results in Braden s teachers and mother teaching him all about impulse control Will the tips provided by the adults in Braden s life help him see a better way to manage his impulses Find out in this hilarious story by Bryan Smith.

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    1. What Were You Thinking? by Bryan Smith and illustrated by Lisa M. Griffin addresses common moments from a child’s life. As many parents and teachers can vouch, the answer to the title question is frequently that the child wasn’t thinking at all; they operated on impulse. Or, they were thinking but their behavior was highly unlikely to produce their expected result.This book helps kids see that doing the first thing that comes to mind may not be their best choice. It might even accomplish the [...]

    2. This book was perfect! It was exactly what I was hoping based on the title. It tells the story of Braden, a third grader, who has trouble controlling his impulses. The examples in the book were things my own son has done or would do, so it was very relatable for him and for me. The book lays out 4 simple steps to practicing impulse control. And while it's not simple to control yourself at a young age, the steps are easy to remember for both the child and the parent. I know we'll be using this me [...]

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