Sometimes When I’m Sad by Deborah Serani

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Book Genre "Learning" with "Learn" spelled in blocks

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Emotions are hard for adults to handle, and for children, it definitely not any easier. I am always looking for books that can help my kids learn about why they feel the things they feel and how they can handle those emotions.

Sometimes When I’m Sad is a children’s book that focuses on feeling sad. I think that every child can benefit from this book. It helps kids understand that feeling sad is okay, and that it’s okay to talk to others about those feelings.

I like that this book also offers some information for adults at the end of the book. It’s a great resource for parents and caretakers. I would recommend this one for homes, schools, and libraries!

Where to Find This Book:

Free Spirit Publishing ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Indiebound ~ Walmart

“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.

Just the Facts:

Sometimes When I’m Sad by Deborah Serani
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Pub Date: April 2020

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.

Author Links:  ​​website ~twitter ~facebook ~ goodreads


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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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