updated 12/29/2010 5:16:43 PM ET 2010-12-29T22:16:43

BOSTON, Dec. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- So many adults make New Year's resolutions that revolve around diet, exercise and quitting unhealthy habits. All of these take an enormous amount of self-control.  It also takes self-control for both children and adults to refrain from bullying, meanness and fighting.  This year, why not make it a family exercise to learn more about self-control and use it daily?  The word self-control gets thrown around a lot but is hard to explain what it means.

Jon Oliver, author of "Lesson One: The ABCs of Life" and founder of the non-profit Lesson One, says, "We need to teach self-control in the same way we teach reading and math…through activities, discussion and practice." Oliver provides practical, easy-to-grasp, inexpensive methods for helping people of all ages become responsible and resilient. Adults and children alike can learn to use self-control to be safe, happy and healthy in 2011.  

Oliver is currently available for demonstrations, interviews and in-studio appearances on how to teach self-control so, once and for all, people can make New Year's resolutions that are a part of everyday life.

Author Bio: Jon Oliver

Jon Oliver is a national consultant who has spent more than 30 years developing the award-winning Lesson One. He has frequently appeared in the national media and has made presentations at the White House as well as at conferences and workshops around the country. He lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Book Information:

Lesson One: The ABCs of Life

By Jon Oliver and Michael Ryan

Fireside/Simon & Schuster


Recommended by Dr. Bill Cosby, Marian Wright Edelman of the Children's Defense Fund, Dr. Alvin Poussaint of Harvard, among others in the field of education, health and justice.

CONTACT:  Lesson One
          Fern Shamis
          617 247-2787

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