My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking

My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking

by Bryan Smith
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My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking by Bryan Smith

When the big baseball game gets rained out, Braden curls up on the coach and cries. He always lets every disappointment ruin his mood and his day. Can learning “flexible thinking” help Braden be more resilient when setbacks come his way?

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ISBN-13: 9781944882044
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Publication date: 09/28/2016
Sales rank: 77,860
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

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My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
I loved Bryan Smith's What Were You Thinking?, so when Boys Press contacted me about reviewing My Day Is Ruined!, I immediately said yes. My son (age 6) struggles with behavior and emotional outbursts when things don't know his way, so I was anxious to get my hands on this next book about flexible thinking. In this book, Braden (a 3rd grader) learns how to adjust his thinking when unexpected circumstances "ruin" his day. The examples were very applicable to other children: rain cancels his big baseball game, the school cafeteria changes the menu for lunch, and his little brother cannot wear his school t-shirt on spirit day because it is dirty. Similar to What Were You Thinking?, this book offers a 4 step process for kids to follow to adjust their thinking and come up with a new plan - instead of throwing a temper tantrum. I thought the steps were fairly easy to follow and doable for young children. The final page in the book offers some extra tips for parents and teachers on activities to try with their children. This book was pretty wordy, so it's definitely aimed at older children - ages 6-10. I am excited to read it with my son, and I will be sharing information about it with his school principal as their theme for the school year is flexible thinking.