OK, I've recommended a few books already, but if you have a child in your home who struggles to control their feelings you MUST get this book!! Even parents of everyday young kids would find this book useful as they teach their children how to manage feelings. The book covers six basic emotions:
For each the book helps the child identify things that make them feel that feeling in three sizes [little, medium, and big]. Then the book leads the child to make a plan for how they will react to/manage each feeling at each size. I LOVE THIS BOOK ! ! !
Oh yes, and the main pages are dry erase so you can adjust it and change it. Then there are paper pages to follow up. The book was designed for teachers and parents of kids with social disabilities such as Asperger's Syndrom and autism spectrum disorders who struggle to understand other people's feelings [and their own]. BUT this book is wonderful for EVERYone!
Did I mention???..... I LOVE THIS BOOK ! !
[available online or thru your local independent bookstore:
My Book Full of Feelings: How to Control and React to the Size of your Emotions
by Amy V. Jaffe, MSW and Luci Gardner
pub: Autism Asperger Publishing Company
P.O. Box 23173
Shawnee Mission, KS 66283
I am a lifelong educator, writer and author, a foster, bio, and adoptive parent, happy mom of five daughters, Grandma to six, Nana to four, and church and theater musician. Oh yes, and all-round optimistic, crazy lady.