"Elizabeth Crary has written a sensitive story that provides productive and positive interactive ways for parents to support their children in dealing with a sometimes debilitating emotion. The practical and imaginative suggestions included in the story certainly have the potential for tempering anger and raising self-esteem." -- Daphne Muse, Children's Advocate, 6/20/91
"Finally! A book that recognizes a child's anger as a real and legitimate feeling. I'm Mad will help adults accept a child's angry feelings without shaming the child and without denying or 'fixing' the feelings. It will also help adults guide children to consider various healthy ways of feeling, expressing, and letting go of any angry feelings . . . ." -- Dr. Jane Bluestein author of Parents in a Pressure Cooker and 21st Century Discipline
From the Back Cover
Tired of temper tantrums? Foot-stomping? Children's emotions can be draining and validating strong emotions like anger can become a task for the brave. Unfortunately, telling children to "use words" or sending them to their rooms rarely provides long-term solutions to handling strong emotions. Elizabeth Crary offers options that children will enjoy and that work.