From the author of the bestselling Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys, this book is full of advice on dealing with the new feelings and emotions that are a part of puberty. Boys will find helpful tips from a pediatrician on identifying, managing, and expressing emotions—from anger to sadness to embarrassment to happiness—in positive ways.
“The book is easy to read. The illustrator did a great job using imagery to help describe the different types of emotions.”
“The author of this book is Dr. Cara Natterson, a pediatrician and mother of two children. I like how she wrote this book, which is written in a way my son can understand. Many descriptors that boys can relate to, like “zen master” and “rage monster.”
“This book came in handy the day after when my son experienced an emotional and destructive outburst after a conflict between him and my daughter. We had alone time and read the section that related to anger. It explained parts of the brain that drives emotion, it described the types of anger, and it had tips for anger de-escalation. He could relate to the emotions and liked some of the calming techniques, such as exercise. We also had a healthy conversation about what had happened and how it could have handled better. It was a great conversation tool.”
“A great tool to have important conversations. Sometimes you don’t even know where to begin these conversations and this book gives you a good starting point.”