Emily Darowski


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Judith M. Glasser, Kathleen Nadeau, Charles Beyl, Attention-Deficit, Children, Self-Control, Emotional Regulation

Document Type

Book Review


Understanding emotions and how to cope with them is something everyone must learn. This book focuses on helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tackle this task. Twenty emotions are described with real-life scenarios, noting that some emotions feel good and others do not. This work helps children identify their “feel good zone” and “upset zone” and develop strategies that will help them feel good more often. Some strategies involve building routines and habits (e.g., eat enough protein, get adequate sleep). Other strategies teach children how to deal with specific negative emotions (e.g., shift attention when frustrated). Short games and quizzes are scattered throughout to keep the reader interested and engaged. While the suggested audience is children 6-11 years old, there are sections for parents, teaching them ways to help their children set goals and appropriate rewards for their efforts. Website resources and additional readings are offered for both parents and children.