Mom's Choice Award for Children's Picture Books (Gold)
What can you do when the grouchies take hold? How can you keep a bad mood at bay?
With funny rhymes and a silly chant, The Grouchies shows kids simple and fun ways to turn around grouchy moods. But most of all, kids will understand how their mood and negativity can affect their family and friends, and really get in the way of having a good day.
An extensive Note to Parents further explains the child's experience and provides parents with easy-to-apply tips and tools for helping their kids when a grumpy day comes along.
From the Note to Parents:
Everyone feels grouchy sometimes. Young children, as well as adults, are capable of an array of moods that can influence the ways in which situations are interpreted and the actions of other people are perceived. So a grouchy mood can negatively affect how you think or feel about anyone or anything.
Grouchiness can be contagious, since people tend to mirror or "catch" the moods of those around them. Thus, a child's mood can be influenced by the negative disposition of a caregiver. Similarly, a negative mood in a young child can be so powerful that everyone in the house may feel it.