When I Couldn't Get over It, I Learned to Start Acting Differently: A Story About Managing SADness
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN 10: 1944882227
ISBN 13: 978-1944882228
For some children, sadness can become a bigger part of their lives than it should be.
It's easy for kids to feel sad when bad things happen in their lives. This is especially true when boys and girls are bullied or picked on, or feel left out.
Kyle is a fourth-grader who sometimes feels blue and out of sorts. He's not sure why, but he can never bounce back when he faces tough situations in school or at home. Some feelings of sadness are easy to get over, but others are really hard, and he can't shake it off and just move on.
With the help of a kind teacher, Kyle learns how to recognize and manage his sadness by reframing his thinking and learning how to Start Acting Differently.
If Kyle can think about his anxiety and feeling of depression differently, he can develop the skills he needs to build positive relationships and deal with his feelings of sadness.
Written for kids ages 6 to 8 (Grades K-6), this book shows kids that feeling sad sometimes, is a normal part of life, and by using a few simple strategies, they can overcome and manage that sadness. Included are tips and suggestions for parents, teachers, therapists and counselors to use to teach kids how to manage sadness.
Please note: This book is intended to help kids realize and manage common situations that lead to feelings of depression (fighting with a friend, facing an overwhelming challenge, being bullied, etc.).
All children experience problems. Empowering kids to deal with their problems and use positive coping skills sets them up for success. This book shows the importance of not only knowing when to ask for help, but also understanding that the only behavior you can control is your own. --Kristen Hallstrom, Crisis Hotline Manager
About the Author
Bryan Smith has worked in the education field for more than 15 years, first as an elementary school teacher then as a school counselor. He excels at teaching students life skills that will take them far and help them succeed. His other popular titles include What Were You Thinking? and Kindness Counts.