You have no doubt experienced the varying emotions of your little children and witnessed them go from sad to happy and vice versa at the drop of a hat. Have You Ever? is the perfect introduction book into emotion, letting our children know that we all have bad days but that doesn't change who we are, and it doesn't mean there is anything wrong with you. Have You Ever? encourages your child to worry less, smile more and to be as amazing as can be.
- 28 Pages
- Measures 28 x 25cm
- Ages approx. 2-10 years
A note from the author:
As adults we have all had those days where we just feel blah! It’s totally normal for things to get us down every now and then, and knowing how to cope with those down days can be challenging enough for us as adults. Helping our children become aware of their emotions from an early age, and developing specific skills to help them express, overcome and manage these emotions is one of the greatest gifts that we can give our children. Have You Ever? provides a great talking point for you as a parent or carer to use with your child to help them learn how to empower themselves and not become a victim of their worries. What a wonderful skill for them to have for life. But this skill goes hand in hand with a powerful truth... knowing that perfection is a myth and that despite the bad days, we are still the same amazing, wonderful, talented, precious person that we are on our good days! Bad days don’t make us a failure; they don’t mean we’re incapable; they just mean we’re human – a human with amazing potential who knows how to take it all in their stride!
This joyful interactive story asks the reader if they have ever had a bad day. What’s it like to scream and kick and feel really bad? As the story continues, the child learns that feeling bad is different to being bad. It’s okay to feel lots of different emotions, to worry and feel sad.
This beautifully written book, illustrated by little children, provides a perfect opportunity for parents and carers to talk to kids about their emotions. The story is full of emotion, this a fun book to read out loud. Kids will love to see how they can choose how to smile rather than frown.
Gillian Speirs ~ Clinical Psychologist.