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Sometimes I'm Sad

A Child's Guide to Positive and Negative Thoughts and Feelings

Published by Sky Pony
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

Does your child struggle with their mood? Perhaps they worry that they are not good enough and prefer not to even try anything new? Do they find it difficult to speak up in class or make friends? These could be signs that your child is experiencing feelings of low self-worth.

This practical guide combines cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness methods with simple activities to help your child to boost their mood and sense of self-worth. It’s aimed at children ages 8 to 12 because a lot happens in these years that can impact a child’s emotional well-being, not just now but for years to come.

Sometimes I'm Sad is full of great information, fun activities and top tips to help your child feel happy and confident. Activities include:

  • How to spot positivity and negativity
  • Mindful coloring
  • Mood tracker
  • Bubble breathing
  • Room for all my emotions
  • Positivity scavenger hunt
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Become an expert listener
  • Good-friend checklist
  • and more!


Your child will be guided, with the help of Chip—a friendly and supportive character they can identify with—through fun and engaging activities interspersed with useful tips, inspirational affirmations, and practical information for parents, grandparents, teachers, and caregivers of all sorts.

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"A superb guide and self-help workbook, which I highly recommend to help children work on a more positive and healthy relationship with themselves, others and their environment.." —Amanda Ashman-Wymbs, counselor and psychotherapist, from the Foreword

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More books from this author: Poppy O'Neill

More books in this series: Child's Guide to Social and Emotional Learning