Survival Skills for Age Level: 8-12
Children are often ill equipped to fulfill the expectations that are required of them. Failure to perform adequately creates frustrations and disappointments for children and the people around them. The purpose of the Survival Skills materials is to teach children the information and skills they need to fulfill reasonable expectations. This is accomplished by teaching them the personal skills they need to take care of themselves, the social skills they need to develop and maintain positive relationships, and the coping skills they need to relate to things in positive rather than negative ways. Each SS Self-help Book is a 48-page book that speaks directly to children 8 - 12 years of age about subjects they encounter in their daily lives. The minimal, straightforward text is written in the third person to accommodate an older child’s natural resistance to being lectured.
Series Quote from Joy:
"The purpose of the Survival Skills materials is to teach children the information and skills they need to fulfill reasonable expectations."