作者: 科尼莉亚 莫德 斯佩尔曼
Author: Cornelia Maude Spelman
"My Feelings" brings together eight kinds of emotions that children often experience, such as fear, sadness, confidence, jealousy, anger, caring for others, missing someone, worry, etc., showing various emotions with color pictures and easy-to-understand stories. This book teaches children the methods to regulate their emotions. Cultivating a good habit of managing emotions from an early age will help the formation of a healthy personality and mentality, which will be useful to children for a lifetime.
"I'm So Scared," tells parents that in new situations, children often have feelings of fear, and parents should pay attention to these feelings; telling their children that everyone will experience this feeling, and there is no need to be afraid; parents should be by their children and help them get through this emotion and build self-confidence.
"I'm So Sad," tells parents that, first of all, it is normal to develop feelings of sadness; second, that parents need to be with their children, listen to them explore their feelings of sadness, and to let the child know that this feeling does not last.
"I feel great about myself," tells parents to respect the inherent characteristics of children and understand that each child is unique; to help children understand that everyone is different, and make children feel that they are great in their individuality.
"I will care about others" teaches children to care for others by prompting them to think about how others feel, allowing children to develop care and consideration for everyone.
"I'm so jealous," tells parents that when children are jealous, let them tell someone they trust. Adults should face up to the children's feelings, and tell children that everyone has their own advantages and unique characteristics, and that jealousy is a normal feeling, eventually weakening until it disappears.
"I'm so angry," tells parents to let children learn to control their anger and not to hurt others. The book provides children with skills and methods to control anger: adults who manage their anger are a good examples for children.
"I Miss You" provides a variety of things parents and children can do to relieve anxiety caused by missing relatives. For example, give care to the child, provide items that make the child feel at ease, etc.; the separation time between relatives and children should not exceed the limit that the child can tolerate, and the child should reunite with relatives at the promised time.
"I'm So Worried," tells parents that when worrying emotions occur, they should keep their children at ease, and divert their attention to the beautiful things around them, utilising a positive way to help them return to peace.
Recommended for ages: 1-6