When I Couldn't Get Over It, I Learned to Start Acting Differently

Bryan Smith
Lisa M. Griffin
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Kyle is a fourth-grader who sometimes feels blue and out of sorts. He’s not sure why, but he can never bounce back when he gets into a funk. When things go wrong at school or home, he can’t shake it off and just move on. With the help of a kind teacher, Kyle learns how to recognize and manage his sadness by reframing his attitude and learning how to Start Acting Differently. It is important for children to know that sometimes feeling sad is a normal emotion and a part of life. Author Bryan Smith gives young readers the tools to manage and work through their feelings of sadness. Includes special tips for parents and Educators .32 pages

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-22-8


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3 Reviews

  • 5
    Managing Sadness

    Posted by M.G. Paregian, Reveiwer on Jan 18th 2019

    There are 30 fully colored and helpful pages regarding any sadness on the part of children. This is the story of Kyle, who thought that his life was completely ruined. "Just the other day, I cried in front of my friends... well, the kids I thought were my friends." The scene went very bad for Kyle when he was picked to play football - of course, he was picked last... "Why does everything BAD always happen to me?"... The school counselor was called in after a bad incident... This story - a real challenge but has a happy ending!

  • 5
    Book review

    Posted by Kevin on May 31st 2018

    The kids can really relate to this book.

  • 5
    Book Review

    Posted by Richard Vickrman on May 30th 2018

    Great book for an important topic. Highly recommend!

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