Be Proud

· Talking with Trees Series Book 1 · Colleen Doyle Bryant
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A warm, engaging story about honesty and growing from mistakes.

A boy sneaks off to play his game player when mom told him not to. He figures that as long as he doesn’t get caught, he’s not lying, right? A wise old tree steps in to help the boy learn that truly being honest is about more than just not speaking lies. If you have to sneak around because you know something is wrong, that’s a kind of dishonesty too, and it doesn’t feel good on the inside.

"A conscience is that voice in your head and feeling in your heart that tells you if something is right or wrong, even when no one is looking.”

With heartwarming wisdom, the tree shows the boy how to make honest choices and to grow from his mistakes. And the book teaches children to listen to their conscience so they can feel the true reward of making good choices—that feeling of pride for having done the right thing, even when it’s hard. Find free printable posters, worksheets, and lesson plans at .

Be Proud is Book 1 in the Talking with Trees Series of values books for kids. Written for grades K-4, Talking with Trees books and teaching resources engage children emotionally, helping them learn how to use their hearts and minds to guide them toward building good character traits like honesty, respect, responsibility, and empathy.

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Colleen Doyle Bryant is the author of five books and more than 50 learning resources about making good choices for the right reasons. Her Talking with Trees series for elementary students and Truth Be Told series for teens are used in curriculums to teach good character traits and social emotional skills. More than 100,000 of her good values teaching resources are downloaded each year by parents and teachers around the world.

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