Behavior Books For Preschoolers

I bought a set of these books a few years ago. They sat in the bookshelf, alone and rarely loved until now. Once I realized that: don’t bite, don’t hit, don’t scream, don’t kick (usually followed by the words “your brother”) were being understood, I dug to the back of the bookshelf and pulled these puppies out. We now read these books to our 3-year-old and have caught him quoting lines from each book. I’d like to think it’s working… or at least starting to. You know how they say kids listen better to anyone but their parents? I’m hoping the support from his preschool teachers and these books help back us as parents.

Teeth Are Not for Biting

I don’t have a biter but I know a few moms of biters. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Each kid has their own way of expressing their frustration, anger and emotions (and temper tantrums).

Hands Are Not for Hitting

This is one we read often. My 3-year-old is a pusher. Especially with his little brother.

Feet Are Not for Kicking

Oh and this one. If we catch him hitting or pushing, he’ll stop and resort to karate-like kicking.

Words Are Not for Hurting

This is a great book to read to all kids. Bullying and hurtful words are not acceptable.

Germs Are Not for Sharing

We don’t have this one (yet) but I laughed out loud when I saw it. We need it, we have 3 boys. Enough said.

Tails Are Not for Pulling

And if you have pets?

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Christina lives in San Diego with her husband, 3 boys and her favorite coffee cup. Christina is a trained Montessori teacher with early childhood education and also has experience in the children’s fashion world as a business owner. While in the children's industry, Christina realized how important it was to research, be ‘in the know’ and one step ahead of the game with the latest and greatest baby gear, toys, clothing and accessories which naturally continued once she became a mom in 2002. Since the birth of her first son, Christina has become a reliable and trustworthy resource to friends, family and other parents on various parenting topics.

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Sari P.
I need to get these books. My younger son just turned 2 and he is always biting his brother. Thankfully he’s the only one he bites, but no matter what I do it’s not stopping. He’s in time out more than he’s out to play and I even did the unthinkable – I bit him. Everyone told me that they’ve done it and it was what worked and the one who was bit by the parent never bit again. My mom even said that she did it to me when I was a kid because I kept biting my brother… Read more »