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Fable Summaries Book 2a
Beeing Civil: (Social Skills/Self-Acceptance) There are the skills that made it possible for small bands of humans to become communities and countries. These skills are what made it possible for Civilization to occur. These skills are as necessary today as they were 6,000 years ago. The story Beeing Civil, concentrates on the need for us to be polite, courteous and respectful of others. In our society, these skills are necessary to avoid conflict and to encourage friendship.
Ollie the Observant: (Social Skills/Anxiety) Developing the ability to take “whatever life throws at you” will go a long way to insuring that you will be happy and successful. The character in this story handles a difficult situation and becomes admired and trusted by all.
Penny Perfect and Sally Sloppy: (Perfectionism/ Self-Discipline) We may say “just do your best” but what we are really communicating may be totally different. The two characters in this story react to this typical parent saying differently but both will end up unhappy. One of the more difficult things for all of us to decide is, "When is a task good enough or not done yet.”
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: (Self-Control/Anxiety) There are a lot of lessons that can be learned from sport games. This one could be the most valuable of those lessons. This fable can be an inspiration for effective coping in many difficult life situations. Learning that your thinking determines your emotions and behaviors is a very important lesson. “Stinky Thinking” will lead to "Not OK" emotions and "Thumbs Down" behaviors.
Dr. Nice and Mr. Nasty: (Anger/Social Skills) We all have a Dr. Nice and a Mr. Nasty “In Us” and we choose which to let out. Practice letting out your “Dr. Nice” will help you to ignore the bullying behavior of others and will make you strong enough to be able to be a Dr. Nice most of the time.
The Fault Finder: (Personal Responsibility/Consequences) There are few qualities more admired than “taking personal responsibility”, possibly because so few of us do it. We may be trying to avoid consequences or “save face” but what is lost when you are a Fault Finder is what is truly important. "It's not my fault" is a familiar excuse to all parents and teachers.

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