Think of it Like This!

(5 customer reviews)

$15.95

Within the pages of Think of it Like This, three different negative situations are revealed: a little girl tears her cherished dress, a favorite store is closed, and a girl’s behavior is bossy and selfish. Each situation causes the main character to feel bad or struggle, but when each problem is reframed in a different and more positive way, new (and even better) solutions present themselves.

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Through the gentle prompts, readers are encouraged to think about their reactions and reflect on what is really happening. Is it the end of the world? Did it ruin your day? Does it really have to? Are you part of the problem? Can you change things? The book’s pages are filled with simple solutions and messages that are important for today’s kids to learn. This book also teaches therapeutic skills, such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, to demonstrate the importance of self-control and perspective building. {ages 5 and up}

5 reviews for Think of it Like This!

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    Juliette Starck, Educator

    Think of it Like This! is a wonderful story about perspective taking and as my 5-year old describes it, flexible thinking. It resonated a lot to our life and current situations. So the book is a nice conversation starter. It did make our 5-year old “smad” (sad/mad), because it was also very confronting to what he is experiencing. But, now we could talk about it and he feels heard. The book resonated more with our children under 10 and not so much with our tween. He felt the stories were not written for him. I think the stories might have triggered something in him as well regarding flexible thinking. Overall, I think this is a really nice book.

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    Danielle Hammelef, Author

    This is the second book I’ve read by this author and so far, she presents important ideas and examples for kids and their parents or caregivers to start conversations about life issues. In this book, the author deals with anger and disappointment and presents positive examples of how to deal with your strong emotions. Everyone gets angry. Everyone has bad days. Everyone makes mistakes. But it’s how you choose to react to your problems that will make all the difference in your happiness and others’ happiness.

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    Carrie Percola, Crafty Moms Share Blog

    Think of It Like This! shows three different bad situations, a little girl tears her favorite dress, a favorite store is closed, and a girl’s behavior is bossy and selfish. Each situation causes the person to feel bad or have a bad time, but when each problem is reevaluated new solutions are found and the problems are turned around and often better than if the problem hadn’t happened in the first place. It reminds kids to think about their reactions and what is really happening. Is it the end of the world? Did it ruin your day? Does it really have to? Are you part of the problem? Can you change things? I love how this book shows such different bad situations and how some refocusing can change it. The girl’s mother mends her dress, another candy store is found and a friend is there, the girl thinks about how she is treating others and how the others are playing together without her and changes her own behavior. Simple solutions and messages that are so important for our kids to learn.

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    Jayma Beadle, Librarian

    This book is a great jumping off point to talk to kids about their feelings and how to deal with them. I like how the book is written in rhyme and about things that all kids might deal with. Publisher provided me with a copy of the book.

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    Amazon Reviewer

    This is a great book that teaches children how to handle the little disappointments that life may throw their way. Things don’t always go as planned and this teaches kids how to appropriately handle those moments. I recommend this to anyone with young children.

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