In Manage My Emotions for Kids, author and emotional expert Dr. Kenneth Martz draws on over 25 years of experience helping children and families manage emotions to teach you how to help your elementary school children how to understand emotions.
In this valuable guide, you will learn:
*Easy self-assessment practice that kids can do to learn how emotions are affecting their life, including understanding when multiple emotions are causing conflicts
*Proven coping skills for helping your child to overcome adversity and find happiness when they face common emotional issues like bullying, cliques, and loneliness.
*The 6 main kids’ emotions and how to recognize them – Scared, Mad, Happy, Worried, Sad, and Love.
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Manage My Emotions for Kids written by Dr. Kenneth Martz is a book meant to help children understand and cope with their emotions. It has several educational lessons that introduce to kids the concept of emotions beginning with the basic kinds of emotions we feel.
What I like about the book is that while it tries to simplify the concept of handling one’s emotions, it also states that there are often complex sets of emotions. This means that we can often be experiencing more than one kind of emotion at a time. In addition to being sad, maybe we can also be worried or angry.
I think this book is a good starting point for questions and conversations that may uncover some problems of children that parents do not know. This is also a good beginning to identify how the child is coping or is trying to handle a difficult situation. One example could be bullying in school, or feeling like one doesn’t belong. A child can also experience difficulty when separated from his loved ones or when a very important person suddenly passes away.
To help children, the book tries to present simple exercises when dealing with difficult emotions. It could be as simple as breathing or trying to perform simple forms of physical exercises.
However, while the book says that it may be read by a child alone, I think children still need the guidance of adults. It is still a possibility that without proper guidance, children may draw up wrong conclusions or even generalizations that may not apply to their particular situation. Children could also try to solve only the surface of their issues such as an outburst of anger, but fail to solve the underlying source of that anger.
In this sense, I think this book is catered more to parents and adults rather than directly to children. It may be presented as a picture book, but its content is more fit as a reference material that could still be expanded to fully grasp its substance and shouldn’t be taken lightly.
While many of the suggestions are helpful, the needs of the individual are still unique. This book is rich with information, but as the book has indicated, it cannot take the place of professional counseling.
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