Topic: Games, activities, and other fun ways to help children and teens learn etiquette.
Issues: When and where it’s appropriate to text? How and why to write thank-you notes; the proper way to handle on-line bullies; When is it okay to take a phone call during a meal? What’s the protocol for receiving a Facebook friend request from a stranger?
Topic: Confessions of a TV-addicted mom trying to raise a TV-free kid.
Issues: Good reasons to try to get TV viewing under control; the effect of banning TV on relationships with family and friends; keeping up with popular culture without TV; the differences between TV and watching movies or playing video games; national TV-Turnoff Week.
Topic: Using movies to start meaningful conversations
Issues: Middle schoolers were asked this question: “If you cold ask your mom or dad one question and know you would get an honest answer, what question would you ask?” This book presents those questions and presents a unique way parents can answer them and keep those lines of communication open.