“As a Clinical Child Psychologist I see a lot of kids who struggle to identify and understand their emotions. ‘It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do’ is an excellent resource to not only help children understand their emotions, but to know that those feelings are OK!”- Michelle Taylor BA(Hons) MPsych MAPS, Clinical Psychologist and Director, Blossomtree Psychology
Following from the success of his groundbreaking kids book Being You is Enough
which one reviewer called “one of the best self esteem books for kids”, Langley now
uses his original style to get kids to make friends with their feelings and emotions.
Everyone has feelings … sometimes we just don’t know what to do with them!
Happy, sad, lonely, angry, anxious, proud, scared – they’re all feelings and emotions and they’re all OK!
Yes – every single one of them!
In this bright and heartening book, Josh Langley helps kids get to know and make friends with their feelings. Bursting with simple and effective ways that kids can notice and handle difficult emotions like anger, anxiety, and loss and also rejoice in the positive feelings such as joy, empathy and happiness, this is a little book with a big message.
It’s Ok to Feel the Way You Do empowers kids to understand and share their feelings so they can enjoy life a lot more.
• The ideal book for today’s generation of primary aged kids 5 to 12 dealing with emotions, anxiety and the pressure of our modern society.
• Follow up to the groundbreaking book, Being You is
• A unique book for kids to help them with emotions and feelings.
• An uplifting book for kids with anxiety or learning difficulties.
• A great resource for educators to support the health and wellbeing
component of the national curriculum, and pastoral
Available at all good bookstores throughout Australia.
As well as online.
“There is a little man in my life with some sensory issues and on the spectrum, this ‘blue book’ has become a constant source of inspiration for him, helping him to cope and manage every situation, when anxiety strikes at such a tender age, this very important ‘blue book’ has been able to facilitate an answer and solutions for him to deconstruct his emotions and move on with the rest of his day. You are empowering tender little people. So important.” – Julie
Kids Book Review :
“I am very happy that I have found these two books by Josh Langley. I love how my daughter, who has struggled with reading and emotions, is able to read the messages in this book independently. It has given her an avenue to talk about her feelings and it has uplifted her, knowing that her feelings are OK.”
Junior Book Worms
Phillip Aged 5 – 5 stars
Phillip was enthralled with this and I was surprised as it was a lot to take in for a 5 year old. But he told me about breathing in when you feel mad and the mad feelings float away when you breath out, so you don’t feel mad anymore. To telling me its ok to cry everybody cries
Jnr Book worms Book review 5 stars
This is a truly wonderful book that opens up the dialogue with children about feelings and why its ok to Feel.
With direct, simple vocabulary, humour and gorgeous illustrations Josh Langley explains different feelings and reassures kids that its ok to feel them, giving examples on how to deal with them in a subtle reassuring way.
One of the best books I have read about feelings and it opened up some wonderful conversations between myself and my son whilst reading. I recommend it to anyone especially kids who struggle to deal with their feelings it will be a permanent addition to our reading library.
Books and Publishing Australia:
“It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do is a gentle journey through the emotions that everyone feels at some point—happiness, anger, sadness, loneliness, pride, fear and anxiety. It guides the reader through the experience of these emotions—from the way gratitude feels like ‘the sun is shining in your heart’ to how anxiety can feel ‘like your tummy is being tied in knots’—and offers simple, practical ways to manage these emotions while making a point that there is no right or wrong way to feel. Solutions such as ‘flap your arms like a chicken’ to deal with anger and watching thoughts floating by when feeling anxious are unintimidating and achievable. While the format and illustrations won’t appeal to everyone, the text offers a broad approach to dealing with all the ups and downs of life. It is an excellent resource for discussing emotions in a positive, helpful way with children aged five and up.” – Books and Publishing Australia – Meg Whelan is the children’s book buyer at the Hill of Content Bookshop
About the Author
“Josh Langley writes amazing, fresh, inspiring books”
Langley overcame some twists and turns early in life, going on to become an award winning advertising copywriter and inspirational author of four picture books and two non-fiction books. His unique view on the world and story of hope has
inspired thousands of people of all ages to find joy in their own lives. Langley is a passionate advocate for suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
Josh says his motivation to write kids books is to help kids get to know and talk about their feelings from a young age, so we just might avoid a tragedy later in life.
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You might also like the companion book Being You is Enough.