When things don’t go as expected or as planned, children may feel sad and upset, let down or angry. They may not want to join in for a while. Overcoming disappointment can be difficult, but this picture book helps with manageable strategies:
Think and do things differently
Say “well done” to the winners
Keep on trying
Have a Plan B
Feel gratitude for what you have. Sometimes feeling disappointed lasts a short while. Sometimes the disappointed feelings just won’t go away. But with these tools, kids can learn how to get unstuck and move on from disappointment. A section at the back of the book provides additional activity ideas for children and has a note to adults about how to support kids when they’re feeling disappointed.