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Fable Summaries Book 1b
Playful Paul: (Attention Seeking/Academic Success) Wanting to have fun and the positive attention of others is normal for most children. But it should be tempered with the reality of home and school priorities otherwise; your “Playful Paul” may be “left behind”.
Scaredy Cat: (Anxiety/Fear) Some children tend to be fearful of the novel or difficult. Unfortunately, much of life’s happiness and success depends on embracing novel and difficult tasks and not being a “Scaredy Cat”. This fable allows us to see how Cosmos Crow is able to help a “Scaredy Cat” recognize that many of her fears are unrealistic and limiting.
The Fussy Ferret: (Whining/Consequences) This story portrays the “realistic” consequences (in our imaginary animal world) of childish behaviors we see in almost all children. You may let your child’s whining and fussing annoy you to the point that you do not require them to do important tasks or you do it for them. But what if they continue into adulthood? The negative consequences are obvious in our story and so are the real-life problems of adults that were allowed to be “Fussy Ferrets”.
The Skillet Man: (Paying Attention/Skills Development) Life will provide your children with many opportunities. But to take advantage of them they will need skills that don’t come naturally. Learn them young and use them for a lifetime.
Three Amigo Crows: (Dealing with Adversity) “Being different” in this story is a good thing. As you teach your child how to deal effectively with life problems, they will recognize that being “different” from their peers may allow them to be happier and more successful.
Timmy Timeout: (Self-Awareness/Self-Control) Putting a new twist on an old strategy can have some very valuable results. This story will teach both children and adults about how being a “Timmy Timeout” can be a good thing. The punishment of “Timeout” is preferable to physical punishment but with this fable, you will be able use this technique to help your children develop some “Good Thinking” skills.
Truthful Turtle: (Social Skills/Honesty) Truthfulness is a quality most of us want in our children. This story illustrates that the ability to be truthful is not so much about avoiding punishment as it is about being brave, generous and kind.

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