illustration of a person holding a fishbowl, surrounded by household items and a dog.

How to Be a Person: 65 Hugely Useful, Super-Important Skills to Learn before You're Grown Up

by Catherine Newman Author

For the kid who leaves a wet towel wadded up on the floor or forgets to put a new roll on the toilet-paper thingy, witty parenting writer and etiquette columnist, Catherine Newman, has created the ultimate guidebook of essential life skills for kids. Jam-packed with tips, tricks, and advice— all illustrated in an irresistible graphic novel–style—How to Be a Person shows kids just how easy it is to free themselves from parental nagging and become more dependable. (And they’ll like themselves better, too!) They’ll learn how to do chores such as loading the dishwasher and making a bed, brush up on communication skills such as making a phone call and apologizing, learn how and what it means to care for other beings (people, pets, and plants), and master many other super-helpful skills, including how to stick up for somebody, fold a T-shirt, and turn a 33-cent package of ramen into dinner. Improve work-life balance for the whole family with this kids’ guide to growing up.