Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Books of the Moment: Talking about feeling sad

'Harry and Hopper' by Margaret Wild, will make you go "Aaawwww..." When Harry's beloved dog dies suddenly, he's just not ready to say goodbye. Very sweet, Max and I read this one over and over. A good book for when you're feeling sad.

Dr. Seuss' 'My Many Coloured Days' is another good book for thinking about all your feelings...

So is Michael Rosen's Sad Book. Even though things happen and we feel like we'll never be happy again... happiness comes!

It's important for kids to know that it's okay to feel sad, homesick, angry, miss someone who has died, or just feel moody. We can't be happy all the time!

5 comments:

The Mother said...

I require my kids to be happy and upbeat at all times. Is that wrong?

Nan Sheppard said...

Oooh, do they hop out of bed in the morning and do a little dance? :)

LceeL said...

Typically, I allow myself two minutes of melancholy a day - followed immediately by anything at all that makes me happy. Which is most stuff.

(Actually, I had something REALLY FUNNY that I was going to STRIKE after the word 'by' - but the comment thingy won't allow strikethroughs and I'm sure unfettered comments about gratuitous sex would be frowned upon. This is, after all, a family show.)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We love the book, "When Sophie Gets Angry." It is such a great book about how to deal with anger and how it's okay to get really, really mad.

Grandmother said...

All feelings are okay. What a greaqt message for kids. Or for grownups for that matter!