Lesson One: The ABCs of Life

The Skills We All Need but Were Never Taught

About The Book

A Guide for Adults and Children by the Founder of the Award-Winning Lesson One Program
This indispensable book gives adults a proven plan to help children develop the life skills and internal discipline necessary to learn and thrive in today's society.
Following the logical progression of a child's development, the book uses upbeat activities and games that adults and children can share to ground themselves in Lesson One skills for use in everyday life. Offering much-needed answers to major problems gripping our culture, here is the book that anyone living and working with children has been waiting for -- a lesson plan that works for life.

About The Authors

Jon Oliver is a certified teacher who has spent thirty years developing Lesson One. He has frequently appeared in the national media and made presentations at conferences and workshops around the country. His school-reform efforts have earned him commendations from the White House. He lives in Ventura, California.

Raves and Reviews

Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Jon Oliver's entire career has been an expression of his passion for helping children and adults learn the practical skills necessary for happy, healthy, and productive lives. His program is a model for the entire nation. I've seen it; it works....This book is an excellent resource for raising strong, responsible children -- and becoming strong, responsible adults.

James P. Comer, M.D. Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, Yale Child Study Center ...Lesson One: The ABCs of Life is accessible and an excellent guide for parents, educators, and all who work with children.

Marian Wright Edelman president, Children's Defense Fund This book is a wonderful tool for helping to prepare children to succeed in life. Every child -- and many adults -- can learn something from its valuable principles.