Supportive advice to help kids when they’re feeling disappointed
When things don’t go as expected or as planned, children may feel sad and upset, let down or angry. They may not want to join in for a while. Overcoming disappointment can be difficult, but this picture book helps with manageable strategies:
• Think and do things differently
• Say “well done” to the winners
• Keep on trying
• Have a Plan B
• Feel gratitude for what you have
Sometimes feeling disappointed lasts a short while. Sometimes the disappointed feelings just won’t go away. But with these tools, kids can learn how to get unstuck and move on from disappointment. A section at the back of the book provides additional activity ideas for children and has a note to adults about how to support kids when they’re disappointed.
Kids Can Cope Series
These inviting picture books offer kids a wide range of practical strategies they can use to cope with difficult feelings and situations, such as anger, worry, teasing, and jealousy. With gentle humor, charming illustrations, and kid-friendly advice-plus additional information for children and adults at the back of each book-the Kids Can Cope series gives kids the tools they need to face challenges.
About the Author:
Gill Hasson is a career coach with over twenty years of experience in the area of personal development. She is also a freelance tutor, teacher, and writer in the field of mental health. She lives in Brighton, England.
About the Illustrator:
Sarah Jennings is a children's book illustrator who discovered a love of drawing at a very young age and has been scribbling in a sketchbook ever since! Sarah works from her home studio in London, England, in the company of her three-legged cat, Calvin.