The Big Feelings Book for Children: Mindfulness Moments to Manage Anger, Excitement, Anxiety, and Sadness (Paperback)

The Big Feelings Book for Children: Mindfulness Moments to Manage Anger, Excitement, Anxiety, and Sadness By Sharon Selby, MA Cover Image


Help kids get through big feelings with mindfulness activities for ages 5 to 7

It’s normal for kids to experience feelings so big that they’re hard to manage! This book is filled with engaging exercises that show kids how to use mindfulness to work through tough emotions and feel happier fast.

What sets this book apart from other feelings books for children:
  • 4 big feelings—Kids will learn how to handle anger, excitement, anxiety, and sadness with helpful mindfulness activities.
  • Different ways to find calm—This book offers a mix of peaceful exercises that encourage kids either to move their body or pause and breathe.
  • Strategies for kids—Discover beginner-friendly activities with colorful pictures and clear instructions that make it easy for kids ages 5 to 7 to practice mindfulness.

Give little ones the tools they need to manage big feelings with this top choice in emotion books for kids.

About the Author

SHARON SELBY, MA, is a registered clinical counsellor in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and has been counselling children, teens, and families for the past 24 years. She’s also the author of Surfing the Worry Imp’s Wave, a public speaker, a media consultant, and a writer for a popular blog at

Praise For…

“Supporting children to understand and cope with big feelings is one of the most important roles caregivers and those working with children can play. Sharon has created an engaging and easy-to-understand guide for children and their caregivers. This book provides adults with a natural way to talk with children about feelings and hands-on mindfulness activities that are not only fun to practice but help develop children's ability to deal with their big feelings.” —Rachel Trask, parent and registered counselor

“Here is a book for parents, teachers, and counselors. Sharon's tips are practical and child-friendly. I like the inclusion of ‘too excited’ as one of the big feelings for children to learn ways to channel the energy.” —Sarina Kot, PhD, registered psychologist and registered play therapist-supervisor

“Sharon has created a supportive and memorable collection of exercises to help children navigate their own biology. The explanations are simple and effective, and Anna's beautiful drawings draw the reader into the book. What a wonderful book, teaching important skills that will last a lifetime!” —Sunny Wight, executive director of Mindfulness First

“Sharon's book is great for children and grown-ups alike. Her easy-to-apply emotion-regulation strategies are fun and hands-on. The tools she provides for every emotion connect the body with all its senses, the heart with all its emotions, and the brain with all its thoughts. A must-have book for any family and therapist.” —Sarah Fenrich, occupational therapist and sleep coach for kids
Product Details
ISBN: 9781638781493
ISBN-10: 1638781494
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2022
Pages: 50
Language: English