Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Children's Book Review: Cool Conduct, 100 Ways to Make a Positive Impression by Nicki Donley

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Halo Publishing International (September 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935268635
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935268635
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches 
  • Buy now at Amazon for only $12.95.


Children who are confident are better equipped to deal with difficult situations, are more capable of presenting creative solutions, and have the compromising ability to have fulfilling relationships with peers and adults. 

“Cool Conduct 100 Ways To Make A Positive Impression is a book that can help parents and educators address issues in the early grades that could prevent bullying later in a student’s lifetime.”    -  Jim McIntyre Cleveland Connection WDOK 102.1

My Review:

I just love Nicki Donley's book, Cool Conduct, 100 Ways To Make A Positive Impression.  Through question and answer format, Nicki teaches manners, etiquette and safety.  Now, you only need one book to help make your children feel confident in social situations and teach them the appropriate way to act.  This is a great reference tool for both parents, teachers, caregivers and even grandparents.  

Even though the book looks small and not many pages, Nicki does a great job in including 100 ways to make a positive impression.  Through the use of role playing and creative thinking, children can practice each of these ways in a variety of settings, including home, school and in the community.  So, know matter where you are with your children, you can bring up and practice various proper manner and etiquette with them, based on the talking points in this book.

Topics that are covered in this book include social, outdoor, electronic and school etiquette, respecting belongings, safety, verbal and non-verbal communication, table manners, healthy habits, public places, and acts of kindness. So, as you can see, this truly is a great teaching tool.  With just one book, both you and your child will feel confident when it comes to making a great first impression and acting accordingly, depending on the social situation and location.
About the Author:

Nicki is a former Junior Achievement counselor and has taught elementary school students the importance of working together as a community. After giving birth to triplet girls, Nicki's life completely changed. As her husband said “we will never be anywhere on time again”. Nicki knew her time would have to be better organized to ensure quality time with her family. Nicki has since developed products to help busy parents including her line of gift enclosure tags that reduce paper waste and save money. www.hellomoc.com

Nicki's first book Cool Conduct - 100 Ways To Make A Positive Impression, is a fun and educational question and answer book identifying manners, etiquette and safety.  Cool Conduct is designed to encourage discussions that develop kind, loving and respectful children.

Nicki received a BA in Communications from Kent State University. She is currently writing her second children's book to help children accept and love themselves- exactly as they are. Nicki lives with her husband, children and dog in Twinsburg, Ohio (Yes, home of the Twins Days).

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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