Author(s): Elizabeth Verdick
<b>"Some of your words are kind. But some of them are not. Words are not for hurting. What do hurtful words do?"</b> A book expanding on the ideas and concepts in the board book with the same title, it is written for a slightly older child. Children are known for speaking their minds. We can't expect them to watch every word, but we can help them to understand that their words affect other people. We can gently guide them to choose words that are helpful instead of hurtful, and to say two very important words — "I'm sorry" — when hurtful words come out before they can stop them. This book helps little ones learn big ideas: that they are responsible for what they do and say; that their actions and words affect others; and that they can make positive choices. Delightful full-color illustrations make it perfect for reading aloud one-on-one or in small groups. The book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.