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Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings Hardcover – November 15, 2010
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"...you will see the way your emotions work in a new light." --Venezia Harrison, Age 12
"...an insightful, smart book that will definitely help preteens make sense of their emotions and develop their emotional intelligence...But if you're a parent, buy an extra copy for yourself." --Armin Brott, Host, Positive Parenting, KOIT
"...kids will get a lot out of this book!" --Katja Lohser, age 12
"This is a book that therapists and families would do well to have on their bookshelves as it supports the development of emotional intelligence in both the children and parents."-- Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW
"An accessible, engaging book for kids and parents, Understanding Myself offers a basic education for families in understanding, managing and discussing strong emotions and feelings. Its tone is respectful as it clearly defines and clarifies 18 feelings, laying out a basic emotional vocabulary. Although its stated audience is youth eight to 13 years old who are experiencing strong emotions, the book's straight forward information makes it also appropriate and useful for older teens, as well as parents who are struggling to understand their children's and their own feelings." --California Society for Clinical Social Work
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The book is divided into seven parts: Feeling Your Emotions in which the science of emotions (yes!) leads to definitions of moods, emotions, feelings; Felling Self-Conscious deals with the concepts of embarrassment, guilt, shame, and pride; Feeling Threatened discusses anxiety, fear and disgust; Feeling Gloomy addresses loneliness, sadness and grief; Feeling Elated explores excitement/joy/happiness and love/infatuation; and Felling Stormy explains anger and envy/jealousy. Each of these topics are first defined so that the reader hears from an expert just what those emotions really are, examples are given, tests are available, and Psych Notes are offered.Read more ›
I like reading the psych notes in the book. This book is published by the American Psychological Association. It is filled with psychological research studies that are fun to read and understand. My perception of negative feelings like envy, guilt and embarassment has changed after reading this book. The challenge for me is to take these feelings I have and use them to create positive outcomes for myself.
Dr. Lamia includes self assessments after each chapter. These assessments are a good way for children to gauge how to improve on expressing feelings like anger and fear more effectively. I had fun taking these assessments mentally to see how I measure up. Understanding Myself is an insightful book that will help people of all ages learn how to deal with feelings more effectively.
Several are presented in 5 basic categories which are: self conscious, threatened, gloomy, elated and stormy. Clear definitions are written with details on how they affect a kid's life along with practical advice on dealing with them. Lots of kid quotes are sprinkled in and every chapter contains an insightful quiz for self-knowledge.
I'm grateful for the help I received in making sense of my daily experiences (so THAT'S what comtempt is!) and my complicated relationships. Rating: 5 stars and a smile.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book with the ages in mind that the book had listed. I'm assuming by the front cover there will be plenty of pictures for the younger kids. Almost no pictures at all! Read morePublished 8 days ago by Blair
This is a great book, but it just didnt work for my son. I would strongly recamend this though!Published 2 months ago by Cherri Fellows
Good book. Helpful for adults and kids too. Clear and smart. I recommend it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
My therapist recommended this to help me communicate with my first grader about embarrassment. It is written for a child to read, but although well written... Read morePublished 6 months ago by PissyKrissy
Good tool in parenting a child on the autism spectrum.Published 7 months ago by Maggie R. Mccutcheon