Cover image for My mixed emotions : help your kids handle their feelings / Elinor Greenwood ; [project art editor and illustrator, Polly Appleton].
My mixed emotions : help your kids handle their feelings / Elinor Greenwood ; [project art editor and illustrator, Polly Appleton].
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.

Physical Description:
79 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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152.4 GRE Book Junior Collection

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This thoughtful, engaging book is packed with helpful hints, tips, and techniques for helping children learn to recognize and express their emotions.

Feelings can be complicated, and learning to express them is a skill that must be developed. My Mixed Emotions is here to coach children through a variety of emotions and situations including dealing with bullying, understanding grief, and coping with large family changes, such as divorce.

Divided into happiness, fear, anger, and sadness, My Mixed Emotions explores the four main emotions, the reasons why we feel them, and the science behind each one. Children will discover great things about themselves, such as what happens in their brain when they are happy, why they cry when they are sad, and why they sometimes feel nervous.

My Mixed Emotions will become a friend and guide as children travel through the mixed-up world of emotions to discover the wonderful, unique person that they are.

Author Notes

Consultant and foreword writer Maureen Healy is an award-winning author and leader in the field of children's emotional health. Her book, Growing Happy Kids , won the Nautilus Book Award and Reader's Favorite in 2014. She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today , and has contributed to the PBS series This Emotional Life .

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Learning to identify and acknowledge emotions is the first step to navigating them, suggests Healy, a children's emotional coach. Using cube-shaped figures that display a range of facial expressions, Healy introduces the four basic emotions: happiness, anger, fear, and sadness. Each section features a variety of familiar circumstances that might elicit a particular emotion-the death of a pet may cause sadness, while parental separation or divorce may make kids fearful. Healy offers suggestions for dealing with overwhelming emotions through affirmations, mindfulness exercises, or by speaking to an adult. Photographs of children in various emotional states offer visual examples of how strong feelings might be expressed, while infographics demonstrate the brain science behind emotions. A useful handbook for readers struggling to productively express themselves. Ages 7-10. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.