Emotional literacy is one of the key ingredients to success in school and life
In her new book Dr. Sunny Im-Wang, a pediatric psychologist, shows kids how to identify and manage their feelings—and have lots of fun while becoming emotion savvy.
With all the emphasis on preparing our kids to succeed in a high tech, competitive world it’s easy to forget one of the most essential life skills—emotional literacy. HAPPY, SAD & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN: ALL ABOUT MY FEELINGS, offers kids (ages 4-8) a fun and easy program to learn how to identify and manage their feelings.
Each page of the book addresses a different emotion, including silly, jealous, shy, excited, loving, and lonely, and offers age-appropriate guidance for understanding and appropriately expressing all the feelings on the emotional spectrum. This book also includes kid-friendly, research-supported skills for relieving and managing difficult emotions, such as anger and frustration. These skills include mindfulness, which is the practice of being in the moment and recognizing physical and emotional sensations in a nonjudgmental way. This includes recognizing how emotions feel throughout the body—not just how they register on our faces, which too often is the only way kids are taught to identify feelings.
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