Zach Gets Frustrated

Zach Gets Frustrated

Author: William Mulcahy

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Published: 2012-04-02

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 1575426692

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Zach and his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day. First, he dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. Then his best friend went to someone else’s birthday party instead of joining him. But most frustrating of all, he can’t get his kite to fly! Zach kicks sand, yells angry words, and asks his dad if they can just go home. Instead, his dad teaches him a simple, three-step approach to dealing with frustration so he can find a way to enjoy himself even when things aren’t going his way: Name it (why are you frustrated?) Tame it (self-regulation exercises such as deep breathing or visualization) Reframe it (change your thoughts to change your feelings). Zach Gets Frustrated teaches children social skills they will easily understand and remember when dealing with frustration. The three-point strategy is presented as the three corners of a triangle and is illustrated using the corners of Zach’s kite. Zach Rules Series Zach struggles with social issues like getting along, handling frustrations, making mistakes, and other everyday problems typical of young kids. Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving one such problem. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships now and in the future.


Zach Gets Frustrated

Zach Gets Frustrated

Author: William Mulcahy

Publisher: Zach Rules

Published: 2012

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781575423906

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Zach and his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day. First, he dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. Then his best friend went to someone else's birthday party instead of joining him. But most frustrating of all, he can't get his kite to fly! Zach kicks sand, yells angry words, and asks his dad if they can just go home now. Instead, his dad teaches him a simple, three-step approach to get a handle on frustration and find a way to enjoy himself even when things aren't going his way: 1) name it (why are you frustrated?); 2) tame it (self-regulation exercises such as deep breathing or visualization); 3) reframe it (change your thoughts to change your feelings). The three-point strategy is presented as the three corners of a triangle and is illustrated as the corners of Zach's kite. Easy to understand and easy to remember. Zach Rules Series Zach, his brothers Alex and Scott, and his parents are a typical family. The boys struggle with getting along, frustrations, social issues, and other everyday problems typical with kids ages 5 to 8. Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving one such problem. The stories are humorous and realistic (these boys are not angels), and Darren McKee's illustrations add a lighthearted, commercial appeal that kids will find familiar and fun. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and growing up healthier--healthier because children who know these skills have the potential for building stronger relationships now and in the future. The tools are presented graphically to make them easier to understand and remember. Kids will enjoy the familiar, funny stories and easily grasp the important life skills. Each book concludes with a short note to adults to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other grown-ups reinforce the books' messages and practice the skills with their kids.


Zach Apologizes

Zach Apologizes

Author: William Mulcahy

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Published: 2012-04-02

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 1575426706

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When Zach shoves his little brother to the floor, he knows he did something wrong. Even so, it’s hard to apologize. Like any seven-year-old, Zach tries to ignore the problem, but finally, with his mom’s help, he learns how to make an apology in four steps: say what you did name how it made the other person feel say what you could have done instead make it up to the person. Zach Apologizes teaches children social skills using a strategy presented as the “four-square” apology. It is illustrated with prompts so kids will easily understand and remember how to make an apology. Zach Rules Series Zach struggles with social issues like getting along, handling frustrations, making mistakes, and other everyday problems typical of young kids. Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving one such problem. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships now and in the future.


Zach Makes Mistakes

Zach Makes Mistakes

Author: William Mulcahy

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Published: 2017-02-10

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 1631981110

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For Zach, a class field trip to the museum is about more than cool exhibits—it’s about learning from mistakes and dealing with feeling embarrassed. First he forgets to wear his field trip shirt, then he forgets the rule about not touching displays. His teacher helps him see that everyone makes mistakes—and how to use them to grow and develop a growth mindset. Using an easy-to-remember tool, the Key to Mistakes, she shows Zach and readers a simple three-step process: Detect (find the reason for the mistake) Correct (fix the mistake if you can) Reflect (think back about your mistake to find what you can learn from it) A short note is included to help teachers, parents, counselors, and other adults reinforce the book’s messages and practice the Key to Mistakes when kids are feeling embarrassed. Zach Rules Series Zach struggles with social issues like getting along, handling frustrations, making mistakes, and other everyday problems typical of young kids. Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving one such problem. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships now and in the fu(more...)


Zach Hangs In There

Zach Hangs In There

Author: William Mulcahy

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Published: 2017-06-29

Total Pages: 34

ISBN-13: 1631981633

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Picture book that teaches kids how to persevere when things get difficult through positive self-talk. Zach has set a goal for himself—to get across the tricky trapeze rings on the playground. Every time he tries, he falls off before making it to the end. But with encouragement from his best friend Sonya and positive self-talk, Zach uses a four-step approach to persevere to the end: Start with a goal Make a plan Make a new plan if needed Keep trying to the end Zach feels so great about his success that he writes down the steps he used so he can repeat them next time he faces a tough challenge. A short note is included to help teachers, parents, counselors, and other adults reinforce the book’s messages and help kids practice positive self-talk and develop a growth mindset as they learn how to persevere. Zach Rules Series Zach struggles with social issues like getting along, handling frustrations, making mistakes, and other everyday problems typical of young kids. Each book in the Zach Rules series presents a single, simple storyline involving one such problem. As each story develops, Zach and readers learn straightforward tools for coping with their struggles and building stronger relationships now and in the future.


Percy Gets Upset

Percy Gets Upset

Author: Stuart J. Murphy

Publisher: Charlesbridge

Published: 2011-02-01

Total Pages: 35

ISBN-13: 160734274X

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Mommy and Daddy help their son calm down and feel better when situations during the day make him angry.


Angry

Angry

Author: Savina Collins

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

Published: 2019-03-27

Total Pages: 24

ISBN-13: 1731620446

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Do you ever feel angry? What makes you feel that way? Learn what anger is and how to deal with it.


A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers

A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers

Author: Holly Brochmann

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Published: 2020-11-04

Total Pages: 18

ISBN-13: 1433834421

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Worries can feel like a BIG problem to a LITTLE kid! A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers assures kids that having some worries is normal — everyone has them, even adults! The rhyming narration helps little kids to identify a worry and where it might come from, as well as provides them with helpful tools to reduce and cope with worries. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that expands on the cognitive-behavioral science behind the strategies and tools presented in the book, with more information on how you can help your little worrier to stay calm.


Nina in That Makes Me Mad!

Nina in That Makes Me Mad!

Author: Hilary Knight

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Published: 2011-09-27

Total Pages: 40

ISBN-13: 1935179101

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Lots of little, everyday frustrations make Nina mad, and she is very good at expressing her feelings.


Cool Down and Work Through Anger

Cool Down and Work Through Anger

Author: Cheri J. Meiners

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Published: 2010-05-01

Total Pages: 42

ISBN-13: 1575425475

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Everyone gets angry, so it’s never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry—but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete skills for working through anger: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary-age children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again.