1/6/22

Sometimes When I'm Mad Book Review


By on 1/06/2022 08:38:00 AM

I love finding children's books that help families teach, learn and grow! Today, I have a book from Deborah Serani that takes a look at anger and mental health in children. Learn about Sometimes When I'm Mad, read my thoughts on the book and be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.  Tomorrow, I will be sharing Sometimes When I'm Sad from the author as well--so be sure to stop back for a look at that book too!



Book Title:  Sometimes When I'm Mad by Deborah Serani
Category:  Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7)
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Free Spirit Publishing, 40 pages
Release date:   January 2022
Content Rating:  G.  Rated G.
 

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About the Book

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Award-winning author and psychologist Dr. Deborah Serani and illustrator Kyra Teis team up again for a companion to "Sometimes When I’m Sad" that tackles the difficult feeling of anger. "Sometimes When I'm Mad" describes a child's experience with anger and the many ways it can surface, along with ways children - and adults who love them - can use anger management techniques.
 
 
My Review

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Sometimes When I'm Mad is For Grown-Ups Too! Emotions are confusing and difficult to navigate for adults--so, indeed, coping with and understanding strong feelings and emotions present challenges for children still learning and developing. The author tackles anger in this children's book in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand fashion for children. While the author presents the realities of angry feelings in children, she gives some beneficial coping techniques and management strategies. The book shares tips and techniques so that parents and caregivers can use the book and its ideas to support children in developing anger management skills and implementing individual coping strategies. The book ends with a few pages of very valuable resources for parents and caregivers seeking to understand anger in children from baby through middle school-aged. 

 

Sometimes When I'm Mad Offers the Perfect Conversation Starter for Families. The book follows a little girl who learns about being "mad ."Children and caregivers will easily relate to the pages of this book and will be able to talk about the feelings, actions, and suggestions offered on each page. With simple text and illustrations, the author provides readers and caregivers with many insights and information to consider.  


Would I Recommend Sometimes When I'm Mad by Deborah Serani? The last few years have reminded us of the importance of supporting mental health and wellness--especially in children. I loved the author's writing style and presentation as she shared her knowledge in a simple, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-use manner for families with young children. While the book is a children's book--the author offers many resources for families and caregivers and tips for seeking professional mental health support.  

 

I would recommend this book for families with young children seeking to support the child's emotional development better. The book is also valuable to families already working with a counselor. The book gives some helpful conversation starters, coping ideas, and resources that can further support their efforts or help them reinforce some of the "assignments" that counselors give during sessions. 


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Book Title:  Sometimes When I'm Sad by Deborah Serani
Category:  Children's Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7)
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
Publisher:  Free Spirit Publishing, 40 pages
Release date:   April 2020
Content Rating:  G.  Rated G.


About the Book

"Sometimes When I'm Sad" is a sensitive and supportive story to help young children recognize and cope with sadness. Written by psychologist, Deborah Serani, Psy.D. and illustrated by Kyra Teis, this award-winning children's book is also an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, caregivers and other mental health professionals. "Sometimes When I'm Sad" has been endorsed by Jo Frost, The Supernanny and pediatric depression expert ,Dr. Joan Luby.
 
 
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Meet the Author

Deborah Serani, Psy.D. is psychologist in practice over 30 years. She is also a senior professor at Adelphi University and has been published in academic journals on many psychological subjects. Dr. Serani is a go-to expert for psychological issues. Her interviews can be found at ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Reader's Digest, The Washington Post and USA Today, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She is also a TEDx speaker and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Serani has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - where a recurring character, Judge D. Serani, was named for her. Dr. Serani is an award-winning author, writing about psychological topics in many genres.

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About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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