A Present for Grandfather (The Boxcar Children: The by Gertrude Chandler Warner

By Gertrude Chandler Warner

Benny Alden has just one buck to spend on Grandfather's birthday current. yet every little thing he unearths both bills an excessive amount of or isn't a lot enjoyable. Then Benny, his buddy Michael, and his puppy, Watch, listen Grandfather speaking to the baker, and unexpectedly Benny has an concept that's best suited!

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Good Reasons to Pick a Classmate • The child’s behavior is acceptable. • Your child and the other child have common play interests. • The two children sometimes play or work in class together and seem to get along well and like each other. If the teacher does not know this, ask if he or she will observe them in the next couple of weeks. • The parents of this child may be receptive to having play dates with your child. Poor Reasons to Pick a Classmate • Both children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Don’t spoil praise, for example: “That’s good! ” These are demoralizing statements. 25 26 Friends Forever You may see your child glow after tactful praise. Some children do, and others don’t, but they are usually more willing to play with you the next time you ask. They may even ask you to play. Use lots of tactful praise with your child for two reasons: it makes your child feel better about her own performance, and it’s catching. When you praise your child for trying (“nice shot,” “good try”), she will begin to use it with other children.

On the way home from a team practice or class. Avoid discouraging statements: • Don’t talk about your child’s faults or what she can’t do well in front of others. ” • Don’t spoil praise, for example: “That’s good! ” These are demoralizing statements. 25 26 Friends Forever You may see your child glow after tactful praise. Some children do, and others don’t, but they are usually more willing to play with you the next time you ask. They may even ask you to play. Use lots of tactful praise with your child for two reasons: it makes your child feel better about her own performance, and it’s catching.

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