Making Good Choices: A Book about Right and Wrong

Making Good Choices: A Book about Right and Wrong

by Lisa O Engelhardt, Anne FitzGerald

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Learning to do the right thing is a lifelong task. Because children are newcomers on the path of social, moral, and spiritual development, they need caring guides to help them along the way. In Making Good Choices: A Book about Right and Wrong . . . Just for Me!, author Lisa O. Engelhardt helps children learn from their everyday choices and experiences to give them the skills and perspectives necessary to become compassionate, caring, and responsible adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497681194
Publisher: CareNotes
Publication date: 08/19/2014
Series: Just for Me Books
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 28
Sales rank: 923,702
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lisa O. Engelhardt is the editorial director for Abbey Press and a freelance greeting card and giftware writer. The author of 13 children’s and gift books, she specializes in inspirational and religious writing. She loves reading novels, taking walks, and being in water. She is endlessly inspired by children and nature.
Anne FitzGerald is an internationally known artist and has written and illustrated over 200 children’s books. She is creator of Dear God Kids and many other children’s books and products. Anne works from her studio/gallery in Limerick, Ireland, and teaches art in Liberty Christian School there.

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Making Good Choices

A Book about Right and Wrong

By Lisa O. Engelhardt, Anne FitzGerald

Abbey Press

Copyright © 2012 Lisa O. Engelhardt
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4976-8119-4


You have a secret power!

You have the power to choose right or wrong.

Doing what's right means doing what is good for you and good for others. It means being fair, helpful, kind, and loving.

Doing wrong means hurting other people or messing up their stuff.

Playing by the rules.

Your parents have been teaching you about right and wrong since you were very little. Your teachers, coaches, and church leaders also teach you about it.

When you act in the right way, you are able to learn better, play better, and be a better person.

Use the "Golden Rule."

At church or in school, you may have learned about the "Golden Rule": Treat others the way you would like them to treat you.

Before you do something, think: How would I feel if someone did this to me?

We are the world.

You can also think about: What if everybody in the world did this thing? What would happen?

What if everybody in the world threw their empty cans on the ground instead of in the garbage? Pretty soon there would be trash all over!

What would your hero do?

Do you know someone who is always very good and kind? Maybe your grandma, your teacher, or someone you learned about at church or in a book?

When you're trying to pick the right thing to do, ask yourself: What would my hero do?

Just say no.

Sometimes your friends might want to do something that you know is wrong.

Try to suggest something else to do.

If your friends won't listen, then just say, "I don't want to do this. You can count me out." And walk away.

Getting away with it.

You may do something wrong, but nobody finds out. Just because you don't get caught doesn't mean it's okay.

You may have a bad feeling about it. Deep in your heart, you know it was wrong.

Make up for your mistakes.

If you do a bad thing, try to make it better. Tell the person you hurt that you are sorry.

If you messed up someone's stuff, see if you can fix it, or buy a new one with your own money.


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