Tackling the question What do you say when you don't know how to say it? Tyler Tactful, Amanda Mannerly, and Alyssa Appropriate show children as well as adults how to come up with easy ways to say difficult things. From how to approach someone with a disability--they like to talk about a lot of the same things you do--to telling someone that you need some privacy--"Jason, can you wait out in the hall while I talk with my teacher about my test?" -- and how to speak up if you've been wrongly accused of doing something--"There is a mistake here, and I would like you to hear what really happened"--this guide gives children the skills to confront awkward situations and make everyone feel better in the process. Through the book's gentle coaching and real-life examples, children will learn how they can say anything to anyone if they use tact, speak from the heart with goodness and respect for the other person, use a kind tone of voice, and recognize the best time to broach the subject.
Louise Elerding is the owner of Professional Image Partners in Burbank, California, where she consults individuals and companies regarding personal appearance issues. She served as the international president of the Association of Image Consultants in 1996 and 1997 and was inducted into the International Who's Who of Professional Business Women's Hall of Fame. She lives in Glendale, California.