Attributing bad smells to our negative thoughts, actions, and attitudes, in STINKIN' THINKIN' STINKS Bill King provides both young readers and their older friends with techniques to recognize, deal with, and mitigate the negativity that holds so many of us back. Readers will:
Become aware of negative thought patterns.
Discover ways to eliminate negative thinking.
Learn how to avoid a negative “pack” mentality.
Access the positive in life.
Develop techniques for dealing with negative people and situations.
Embrace positivity as their dominant way of thinking.
Full of fun activities designed to provide kids with real tools for changing negative habits, STINKIN' THINKIN' STINKS offers a cool new approach to exterminating negativity while inviting YOU to change YOUR LIFE! STINKIN' THINKIN' STINKS will inspire discussion, introspection, and change in readers of all ages.
|Publisher:||Bryce Cullen Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 17 Years|
About the Author
His website www.idontstink.com teaches kids from a completely different point of view. The premise is negative thoughts stink. Using humor to break down the barriers many people have, Bill provides an entertaining atmosphere that promotes learning that will stick. Check out the STINK-o-city quiz to see how badly you STINK! Benefit from tons of easy-to-follow exercises, and enter your kind deeds into the kindness meter. Issue kindness challenges and be challenged yourself—all because you want to SMELL sa-weet!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bill King's brilliant book 'Stinkin' Thinkin' Stinks' is fun, practical, vibrant and very user-friendly. As a teacher myself I know that low self-esteem is at the heart of many problems for kids. They may begin with a low self-regard, which is the beginning of their gradual alienation or victimisation; or being bullied leads to lack of self-respect. Confidence and positive thinking are EXACTLY what is needed and this fabulous book gives exercises and fun activities to help kids to help themselves. If you are, or know of, a young person who needs a little guidance and support emotionally then grab this book now to help them or yourself get back to being strong and confident again. Everyone needs a little help now and then
Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Stinks! A kid’s guide to the lighter side of life. a book review by Burton Danet, Ph.D. So Bill King tells us “Stinkin’ Thinkin’ Stinks!” Right away we recognize this man is not foolin’. His nostrils tell all. It’s not just the punctuation that grabs the reader’s attention, nor the stimulating visual of the book cover: What this book does is appeal to the child in every one of us. What is depicted on the front/back covers of the book would lead anyone to be curious, to want to pick up the book and, at a minimum, peruse it enough to find out what it’s all about. The author says – even before one opens to page 1 – “The intent of the book is to help you work on negative thinking, build your self-esteem, and deal with common issues you may be faced with in your everyday life.” Then he dedicates the book to any reader: “This book is dedicated to you, the reader, to provide you with the necessary tools to enjoy the ‘lighter side of life.’” The stage is set. Looks like this read is going to be FUN! Even if there are serious issues that must be confronted, there may still be opportunity to look at a “lighter side.” Great. The reader is prompted to anticipate ways of coping that might assist with humor involved, and it is a well-known fact that laughter and enjoyment of a lighter side not only can produce endorphins in the brain (the body’s natural “high”) but there is a message here that one’s ATTITUDE can greatly influence what confronts us in life. Settle in. Read on. See what’s up. Curiosity has set in. The reader may be 4 years old or 104, but no matter since King tells his readers, “Always ask your parent or guardian before using any of the suggested exercises.” In the case of whether or not readers may be the age of a child, all are advised as follows: “The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.“ So what’s “Stinkin” all about? It’s when one gets into a funk, says King. That is STINKIN’ THINKIN,’ he says. Who doesn’t? Life is not a bowl of cherries. But maybe, just maybe, when a funk appears there’s still opportunity to have some perspective and see the issues from varying points of view that can help reduce, if not eliminate the funk? It’s a different way of looking at things that this author advocates, and his perspective is a valuable tool for children and those around them to gain mastery (control) of how they think! Just read the Chapter Titles. Once that is done, this book becomes irresistible! Take this test: Read the chapter titles aloud or with anyone else in the room and see if curiosity is not aroused. Might you and the others present then want to read on? This is not just reading for reading’s sake. Author King gives many examples of exercises the reader can do along the way, making this a practical as well as down-to-earth way of thoughtfully engaging people regarding the process of examining what stinks in life and what can be done about it. Therefore the book invites ACTION or an active way of approaching any issue that might be on the smelly side.