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Inside Highlights August 2018

What’s Up with Goofus and Gallant®

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Curious
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Creative
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Caring
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What’s Up with Goofus and Gallant®
What Kids Learn: 
  • What people think when you’re oblivious to others
  • How not to keep others waiting
  • The benefits of moderation and not stuffing yourself with food

Want your child to make great choices and learn to prioritize the competing demands of family, friends, school, homework, and after-school activities, including everything from sports and music to drama, art, and volunteering?

Encourage her to read Goofus and Gallant.

The stories this month can help you drive home important messages about good manners and thoughtful behavior, and help your kid be the kind of person both adults and children like and want to be with.

You can find the latest Goofus and Gallant feature on page 10 of the August issue, or you can share the story recaps here. Then, use the conversation starters that follow to take a discussion with your child to the next level. You may be amazed at the results.

Recap 1: Goofus dillydallies outside the bus, making his coach and teammates wait. Gallant, on a playdate, packs up his belongings so he’s ready when his parents arrive.

Q’s to ask your child:

1. Have you ever been late for practice or a movie because the friend or classmate you were carpooling with wasn’t ready on time?

2. How did that make you feel? Anxious? Annoyed? Frustrated?

3. Did your friend or classmate apologize for making you wait or was she unaware of the inconvenience?

4. Do you usually arrive at school, appointments, and games on time? If not, what usually happens to make you late? Going forward, how could you avoid the problem?

Recap 2: Goofus overeats and then regrets it. Gallant stops eating to avoid feeling too full.

Q’s to ask your child:

1. Have you ever overeaten anything and then regretted it later?

2. What did you overeat?

3. Why did you finally stop?

4. Do you think you’re more likely to overeat a meal, a sweet snack, such as candy, or something salty, like chips?

4. If you know you are likely to go overboard with something like pizza, what could you do the next time to slow down or stop?

How many books do you currently have in your house? Include books on tape, audio books, and eBooks, as well as all hard and soft cover books that you own or have borrowed. Select one answer below.

Parents Talk Back
How many books do you currently have in your house? Include books on tape, audio books, and eBooks, as well as all hard and soft cover books that you own or have borrowed. Select one answer below.
1 to 10
3% (3 votes)
10 to 20
4% (4 votes)
20 to 50
11% (10 votes)
50 to 100
15% (14 votes)
More than 100
67% (63 votes)
Total votes: 94