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Dealing with Disappointment

by Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

Detailed Contents

  1. Who’s responsible for happiness?
              Who’s responsible for children’s happiness?
              What this book is about
              What kids need to manage their feelings
              How do you handle kid’s feelings?
  2. What do do when your child is upset
              Levels of support
              Younger and unskilled children
  3. What kids need to know about feelings
              How to identify feelings
              The nature of feelings
              How to cope with feelings
              How can you teach these concepts?
              Blocking children’s emotional development
              Questions & answers
  4. Self-calming tools
              Six groups of self-calming tools
              How to teach self-calming tools
              Four levels of support for kids’ feelings
  5. Problem-solving tools
              How to solve a problem
              Introduce the problem-solving process
              Strategies to deal with things
              Strategies to deal with people
              Help children negotiate
              Supporting kids’ problem-solving
  6. Teaching both feelings and problem-solving
              Four ways to respond
              A challenge — “You’re not my best friend”
              Is teaching skills worth the effort?
              Where should I start?
              When should I start?
  7. Making changes
              Introducing general skills
              Working with challenging problems
              Another challenging situation
  8. Staying calm when kids are upset
              Identify your emotional triggers
              Remain emotionally separate
              Remain in charge of your feelings
              Maintain your self-esteem
              Take care of yourself
              Use calming techniques yourself
              Reduce clutter
              Develop and action plan
  9. Questions and answers
              How long does it take?
              Questions and answers
              How do I know if my child needs help?


  1. The cost of emotional illiteracy
  2. Activities for understanding feelings
  3. Tools for coping with feelings
  4. Songs and Stories
  5. Resources


Book Cover

Useful for 2–12 years
96 pages
$13.95 paper
$21.95 library

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About the Author:
Elizabeth Crary, M.S.

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Last updated May 31, 2014