Peer Pressure Gauge: Volume 4 (Building Relationships) (Paperback)
Norbert is a naumuh and he and his classmates, Nelda, Buster, Tommy and Stewey enjoy eating everything with jelly beans on itOne day, Norbert's teacher challenges his class to try something new. In order to encourage everyone to participate, the teacher continues to sweeten the pot. But when Norbert is less than eager to try something new, he experiences first-hand what it's like to be on the receiving end of peer pressure. His classmates continue to pressure Norbert to do what they want him to do. Readers witness Norbert's internal deliberation as he struggles with whether or not to give into the pressure. He describes in detail how it feels to have his peer pressure gauge continue to rise Norbert demonstrates to his classmates that if he is able to stay strong and let his inner voice shine, he will feel better about himself, and may avoid some hard to live with consequences Peer Pressure Gauge is the fourth installment of the popular Building Relationships series which supports social emotional learning. Educators, parents, and children alike will enjoy this imaginative story of how escalating peer pressure feels as they learn the skills necessary to triumph over the pressure to conform. Peer Pressure Gauge is the recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. Tips for parents and educators are located at the end of the story to further address that negative peer pressure can cause many difficulties. The series also includes:
- Making Friends Is an Art
- Rumor Has It...
- I Want to Be the Only Dog
- The Judgmental Flower
- Table Talk
- Hygiene... You Stink
- Tease Monster
- Cliques Just Don't Make Cents
Julia Cook, a former school counselor and teacher, has written many books on behavior and health for children. Her Building Relationships series of 9 storybooks helps kids develop healthy relationships with their peers, parents, and teachers. Julia regularly presents in schools across the country and delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences. She has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and her books have been honored by the National Parenting Center and Mom's Choice Awards.