The Secret to Improving
Problem Behaviors
Is a Book.

A Child Behavior Book!

Is your household coping with one of these common child behavior problems?


TV Addiction 
 

Lying/Fibbing


Picky Eating 
 

Not Cleaning Up


Neediness 
 

 

child behavior ebook

Does your child struggle with


Poor effort?
 

Cooperative Play?  


Shyness?
 

Playing Alone?

No time!
Give me the fast version.

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Is your child

Hard to Please?  Dishonest?  Scared to Sleep Alone?

Then keep reading to find out how a BOOK can help cure your child's behavior problem.

A new approach that takes your child's EGO
OUT of the equation!

"Bibliotherapy is the process of using books to help children think about, understand, and work through social and emotional concerns."

from Positive Child Guidance by Darla Ferris Miller

Grown-ups aren't the only people with egos. What do you think the "terrible twos" were about? No one likes being told what to do. That's why your child's favorite word became "No."

Your child is still that same child, whatever his or her age. The only thing that has changed is how your child rebels against being told what to do.

girl on floor screaming
The Child Behavior Books are designed to take your child's ego out of the equation. How? They make the problem about some other kid - the kid in the book!

(Read what parents and other child care professionals have to say about the child behavior books.)

Instead of being the kid with the problem, your child gets to read a funny book about someone else with a problem. Your child gets to see the problem from the outside. Your child gets to think:

I don't want to be like that kid.


How the Child Behavior Books work
 

Do you know about the parenting concept called natural consequences?

Simply put, it means letting your child experience the negative consequences of bad choices or problem behaviors.

If your child doesn't water the plant for her school project, you can create a natural consequence by not watering it for her. The natural consequence is that the plant dies!

The children in the Child Behavior Books experience natural consequences.

The books depict a child experiencing a problem behavior much like your child's problem behavior.

In the books, the child with the behavior doesn't see what the big deal is. That is, until the behavior starts resulting in unpleasant consequences.

Once the problem becomes apparent to the child in the book, there's another roadblock: the behavior isn't so easy for the child to correct.

That's when a loving grown-up appears...ready to make observations and suggestions that help the child in the book self-correct.

Self-correction is important! If you want a good behavior to persist, your child needs to

  1. feel that the good behavior is an important one to exhibit, and
  2. be able to take credit for correcting the behavior him or herself.

"The exercise which develops life consists in the repetition, not in the mere grasp of the idea. When a child has attained this stage, of repeating an exercise, he is on the way to self-development, and the external sign of this condition is his self-discipline."

from Montessori Method, by Maria Montessori

"For a young child, repetition is a key to learning."

from Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, by Dr. Benjamin Spock


The other secret to the books' success

These books (ebooks, actually) may look quite plain to you. Believe it or not, that's a huge part of what makes them special.

The Child Behavior Books are written like picture books, but one version has no pictures and the other has only coloring book pictures. Either way, there's no color until your child adds it.

Why? Because every time your child contributes color or a new illustration to the book, it's one more repetition of the story's important message.

pastel child's drawing

Imagine that - a learning tool that your child chooses to keep returning to!

Q: Is my child the right age for your books?

A: If your child is still at an age where she/he enjoys coloring or drawing, then the Child Behavior Books should be a perfect fit!

How the Child Behavior Books Came to Be

My daughter enjoyed your story and was very anxious to illustrate the pages.

Lying has been a recent thing in our house so we have tried to address it right away using several different tools. I think she is getting the message and your story helps with that.

I think that your particular story may be one that “sinks in."

Kaye, OR, USA

When I was in high school, I tutored. In college I became a "Big Brother" for the first time. I've been a foster father as well.

I believe in children. I believe in their potential. When a child isn't succeeding, I figure it's because a loving adult hasn't yet figured out how to help that child succeed!

If your child is experiencing a problem behavior, it's a problem for you AND your child.

  • It's a problem for you because you know the behavior is unacceptable.
  • It's a problem for your child because your child doesn't know how to fix the behavior.
I just had to write and tell you how grateful I am for your book. My almost four-year old son had been having some difficulty sharing at pre-school and this book really helped us! Thank you so much!

 Rob Callahan, parent

Sometimes grown-ups persist in trying to correct a child's problem behavior the same way...again and again and again...

We're behaving as poorly as our child. That's right! In the same way our child is doing the same thing again and again, so are we! You know Einstein's definition of insanity, don't you?...


in·san·i·ty

in-'sa-nə-tē, n.

boy holding nose hating food
girl shoves plate away

Doing the same thing repeatedly,
each time expecting a different result!


My child behavior books give you a different tool, giving you and your child a chance for a different result!

What qualifies me to write the Child Behavior Books?

So far so good. The kids are continuing to illustrate the books. I read it to them originally and then left them two GBC bound copies on the dining room table with a box of crayons. On occasion they have just sat down and started drawing and talking about the story on the pages. I have just left it up to them to illustrate when they want to. My daughter is up to page 14 and my son is right behind her.

Thank you for contributing such a wonderful resource to help us teach our children.

Marc, AZ, USA

I'm the guy who listens to kids. I''ve also spent my entire adult life crafting stories for a living.

I wrote for Hollywood for a dozen years, creating movies and tv pilots. I wrote mysteries and romances for popular magazines. I also perform comedy based on stories taken from my life.

(Google Steve Barancik.)

These storytelling skills come in handy when I craft the Child Behavior Books.

I read to children in schools and the local Head Start program. I pay attention to what kinds of stories kids like.

One thing they always like: humor. That's why all my books are funny and light-hearted. Humor - as long as it's not at your child's expense - puts your child even less on the defensive when it comes to dealing with behavior problems.

boy screaming

I'm also the guy who created this huge site on the subject of children's books. I guess you could say I know my stuff!

Remember the behaviors?
 

Lying/Fibbing  Picky Eating   Not Cleaning Up

Cooperative Play  Shyness  Playing Alone  Poor Effort

Hard to Please  TV Addiction  Scared to Sleep Alone

 Okay, time to choose your book!

I just stumbled across your site and wanted to tell you how amazing I found it to be. Both children's books were really well written and unlike any I've seen before. They teach a great lesson.

Thanks so much!

Rebecca Anderton, parent

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Just click below for either the illustrated or unillustrated version of your child behavior book. When you commit to purchase, you'll be taken to PayPal, a secure site. There you'll be able to pay either with a credit card or a PayPal account.

  • The price for each unillustrated child behavior ebook is 3 dollars, US.
  • We're offering two books for the price of one for the illustrated versions. Click the "click to order" link.
Because these are ebooks, you can print out as many copies as you need for your family! (Note to institutional purchasers: please contact me for bulk pricing.)

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Lying

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Poutiness

Scared to Sleep Alone

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Shyness

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Watching Too Much TV

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Poor Effort

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Picky Eating

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The Illustrated Versions of Our Behavior Books

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from our download store

How Vansanna Learned
that Work Can Be Fun
gymnastics show

How Timbo Learned
that Telling the Truth
Really Does Work!
kid fibbing

How Tombo Learned
to Turn Off the TV
boy thinking

How Smoolie Became
a Shy-entist
delightful girl in dress

How Boberto Learned to Like
Being by Himself Sometimes
boy pestering mom in kitchen

How Cocoona Learned to Clean
Even Better Than Her Parents
parents helping girl clean up

How Only Baloney Got Cured
of Spoiled Taste-Buds-Atitis
boy loving junk food

The Time Balooga Forgot
Other People's Feelings
girl watching boys on jungle gym

How Bobo Learned
to Be Satisfied
jealous of other boy's ice cream

How Sonora Got
Her Own Room Back
girl sleeping in bed with parents