Mom’s Mission is to Develop Kind and Confident Children
Mom Nicki Donley is on a mission to help children feel confident in social situations. Inspired by conversations with her seven year old triplets, Ava, Lily and Grace; Donley wrote Cool Conduct, 100 Ways To Make A Positive Impression. The Halo Publishing author is scheduling presentations at schools, libraries and bookstores to help children understand the importance of having values such as courtesy, empathy and respect.
“I believe unbecoming conduct can hold a child back both personally and academically from reaching their potential.”
“My philosophy is that a child’s conduct should make them and those around them feel good and confident, not upset or embarrassed.”
Cool Conduct is a fun and educational question and answer book that identifies manners, etiquette and safety. The book is designed to encourage discussions of appropriate behaviors that develop respectful children. Donley said recent reports of increased bullying, particularly cyber bullying, make the book quite timely.
Topics 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. Donley also created a “Cool Conduct Pledge,” in which children promise to be kind and respectful to themselves and others.
“Children are reminded there is no reason to treat others with disrespect and to be comfortable with who they are and what they want to become,” Donley is working on another book to help children accept and love themselves, just as they are. In addition to writing books, Donley is the owner of “Move Over Cards,” a stationery company that offers environmentally friendly gift enclosures. An avid recycler, Move Over Cards designs products from recycled paper and uses no wasteful envelopes. Their philosophy is “Be Good to the Earth”
Nicki Donley, author of Cool Conduct 100 Ways To Make A Positive Impression, emailed me and asked if I would like to review Cool Conduct and share with my readers. She sent me a copy of her ebook to read. (Like I told her all I need is an iPad or Nook to read it on…I read it on my computer instead).
Nicki is a mother of 7 year old triplet girls, and her goals as a parent and an author are to help children feel confident in social situations, while teaching kindness and respect.
This is not a story book for kids…but designed as a reference book for parents, caregivers and teachers. Formatted with 100 questions and answers for the adults (and illustrations for the kids). This book encourages role playing and creative thinking. Sometimes we need to give our children the chance to work on skills, and Cool Conduct offers opportunities for adult and child(ren) to work together and learn social skills.